Application of NMR to rotating granular flow

Masami Nakagawa, E. K. Jeong

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Granular flow in a steadily rotating cylinder, having a large length-to-diameter ratio, is measured by nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This non-invasive technique is capable of obtaining three dimensional images of concentrations and velocity profiles of flows of suitable granular materials. We present two-dimensional concentration images of a transverse cross section through the cylinder center for flowing granular particles and for flowing mixture of granular particles-water. We also show how tagged stripes on granular materials can yield information about their motion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Engineering Mechanics
PublisherPubl by ASCE
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0872628671
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 9th Conference on Engineering Mechanics - College Station, TX, USA
Duration: May 24 1992May 27 1992


OtherProceedings of the 9th Conference on Engineering Mechanics
CityCollege Station, TX, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture


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