Intruder in a two-dimensional granular system: Effects of dynamic and static basal friction on stick-slip and clogging dynamics.

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We present simulation results for an intruder pulled through a two-dimensional granular system by a spring using a model designed to mimic the experiments described by Kozlowski et al. [Phys. Rev. E 100, 032905 (2019)2470-004510.1103/PhysRevE.100.032905]. In that previous study the presence of basal friction between the grains and the base was observed to change the intruder dynamics from clogging to stick-slip. Here we first show that our simulation results are in excellent agreement with the experimental data for a variety of experimentally accessible friction coefficients governing interactions of particles with each other and with boundaries. We then use simulations to explore a broader range of parameter space, focusing on the friction between the particles and the base. We consider both static and dynamic basal friction coefficients, which are difficult to vary smoothly in experiments. The simulations show that dynamic friction strongly affects the stick-slip behavior when the coefficient is decreased below 0.1, while static friction plays only a marginal role.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Carlevaro, CM; Kozlowski, R; Pugnaloni, LA; Zheng, H; Socolar, JES; Kondic, L

Published Date

  • January 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 101 / 1-1

Start / End Page

  • 012909 -

PubMed ID

  • 32069686

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2470-0053

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2470-0045

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/physreve.101.012909


  • eng