Collisional granular flow as a micropolar fluid

Namiko Mitarai, Hisao Hayakawa, Hiizu Nakanishi

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A micropolar fluid model was applied to a collisional granular flow. A set of constitutive equations that were simple and natural extension of those for Newtonian fluid were adopted. The angular velocity profiles were calculated for uniform, steady flow on a slope. It was demonstrated that the micropolar model reproduced the results of numerical simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number174301
Pages (from-to)1743011-1743014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - Apr 29 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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