Swirling granular solidlike clusters

Michael A. Scherer, Karsten Kötter, Mario Markus, Eric Goles, Ingo Rehberg

Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a una revistaArtículorevisión exhaustiva

15 Citas (Scopus)


Experiments and three-dimensional numerical simulations are presented to elucidate the dynamics of granular material in a cylindrical dish driven by a horizontal, periodic motion. The following phenomena are obtained both in the experiments and in the simulations: First, for large particle numbers N the particles describe hypocycloidal trajectories. In this state the particles are embedded in a solidlike cluster (“pancake”) which counter-rotates with respect to the external driving (reptation). Self-organization within the cluster occurs such that the probability distribution of the particles consists of concentric rings. Second, the system undergoes phase transitions. These can be identified by changes of the quantity [Formula Presented] [Formula Presented] is the mean kinetic energy) between zero (rotation), positive (reptation), and negative values (appearance of the totality of concentric rings).

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)4069-4077
Número de páginas9
PublicaciónPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
EstadoPublicada - 2000
Publicado de forma externa


Profundice en los temas de investigación de 'Swirling granular solidlike clusters'. En conjunto forman una huella única.

Citar esto