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Granular patterns

Author: Igor S Aranson; L Sh T︠S︡imring
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This title presents a review of experiments and novel theoretical concepts needed to understand the mechanisms of pattern formation in granular materials. An effort is made to connect concepts and ideas developed in granular physics with new emergent fields, especially in biology, such as cytoskeleton dynamics.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Igor S Aranson; L Sh T︠S︡imring
ISBN: 9780198712411 0198712413
OCLC Number: 876285523
Notes: Originally published as hbk. with CD-ROM: ©2009.
Description: x, 348 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Experimental overview of patterns in granular matter: Pattern formation in vibrated layers ; Gravity-driven granular flows ; Flows in rotating cylinders ; Granular impacts and craters ; Grains with complex interactions ; Granular patterns in biology --
Main theoretical concepts and tools: Fundamental microscopic properties of granular matter ; Multiparticle effects ; Kinetic theory and granular hydrodynamics ; Statistical mechanics of dense granular matter ; Continuum mechanics of granular materials ; Phenomenological models ; Molecular dynamics simulations --
Phase transitions, clustering, and coarsening in granular gases: Clustering in freely cooling granular gases ; Patterns in granular gases heated by the side walls ; Granular thermoconvection ; Clustering of grains on a vibrated substrate --
Surface waves and patterns in periodically vibrated granular layers:- Heaping in vertically vibrated layers ; Standing wave patterns ; Simulations of vibrated granular layers ; Phenomenological continuum theories ; Hydrodynamic description of pattern formation in vibrated layers --
Patterns in gravity-driven granular flows: Rheological properties of dense granular flows ; Continuum models of gravity-driven granular flows ; Avalanches in thin granular layers ; Longitudinal instability of granular flow along a rough inclined plane ; Pattern-forming instabilities in rotating cylinders ; Self-organized criticality and statistics of granular avalanches --
Patterns in granular segregation: Basic mechanisms of granular segregation ; Granular stratification ; Radial segregation patterns in a rotating drum ; Axial segregation in rotating drums ; Other examples of granular segregation --
Granular materials with complex interactions: Vortices in vibrated layers of granular rods ; Swirling motion in monolayers of vibrated elongated particles ; Global rotation in the system of chiral particles ; Patterns in solid-fluid mixtures ; Electrically driven granular media ; Magnetic particles --
Granular physics of biological objects: Nematic ordering of growing colonies of non-motile bacteria ; Self-organization of microtubules interacting via molecular motors ; Collective dynamics of self-propelled particles ; Collective swimming of motile bacteria in thin fluid films.
Responsibility: Igor S. Aranson, Lev S. Tsimring.


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