Shock wave propagation in vibrofluidized granular materials.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Shock wave formation and propagation in vertically vibrated quasi-two-dimensional granular materials are studied by digital high speed photography. Steep density and temperature wave fronts form at the bottom of the granular layer when the layer collides with vibrating plate. Then the fronts propagate upwards through the layer. The temperature front is always in the transition region between the upward and downward granular flows. The effects of driving parameters and particle number on the shock are also explored.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Huang, K; Miao, G; Zhang, P; Yun, Y; Wei, R

Published Date

  • April 18, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 73 / 4 Pt 1

Start / End Page

  • 041302 -

PubMed ID

  • 16711788

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-2376

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1539-3755

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/physreve.73.041302


  • eng