Non-invasive measurements of granular flows by magnetic resonance imaging

M. Nakagawa, S. A. Altobelli, A. Caprihan, E. Fukushima, E. K. Jeong

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) was used to non-invasively measure velocity and concentration of granular flows in a partially filled, steadily rotating, long, horizontal cylinder. First, rigid body motion of a cylinder filled with granular material was studied to confirm the validity of this method. Then, the density variation and the depth of the flowing layer, where particles collide and dilate, and the flow velocity profile were obtained as a function of the cylinder rotation rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-60
Number of pages7
JournalExperiments in Fluids
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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