Experimental observation of kink in a perfect bidimensional granular system

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The kink formation in a vertical vibrated granular layer has been widely studied in three-dimensional systems, but there are few if any experimental reports on bidimensional granular layers. We report the kink formation newly found in a perfect bidimensional granular system. We measure the range of the driving frequencies and dimensionless accelerations for kinks. Furthermore, we observe a heaping process, which is caused by co-operative action of the kink-associated convection and the sidewall-associated convection. © 2005 Chinese Physical Society and IOP Publishing Ltd.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Zhang, P; Miao, GQ; Huang, K; Yun, Y; Wei, RJ

Published Date

  • August 1, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1961 - 1963

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0256-307X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1088/0256-307X/22/8/039

Citation Source

  • Scopus