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Granular physics

Author: Anita Mehta
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides a wide-ranging account of developments in granular physics, and lays out the foundations of the statics and dynamics of granular physics. It covers a wide range of subfields, ranging from fluidisation to jamming, and these are modelled through a range of computer simulation and theoretical approaches. Written with an eye to pedagogy and completeness, this book will be a valuable asset for any  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anita Mehta
ISBN: 9780521660785 0521660785
OCLC Number: 123113762
Description: xii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Computer simulation approaches- an overview --
Structure of vibrated powders- numerical results --
Collective structures in sand- the phenomenon of bridging --
On angles of repose: bistability and collapse --
Compaction of disordered grains in the jamming limit: sand on random graphs --
Shaking a box of sand I- a simple lattice model --
Shaking a box of sand II- at the jamming limit, when shape matters! --
Avalanches with reorganizing grains --
From earthquakes to sandpiles-stick-slip motion --
Coupled continuum equations: the dynamics of sandpile surfaces --
Theory of rapid granular flows / Isaac Goldhirsch --
The thermodynamics of granular materials / Sir Sam Edwards and Raphael Blumenfeld --
Static properties of granular materials / Philiippe Claudin.
Responsibility: Anita Mehta ; with contributions from Sir Sam Edwards [and others].
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