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Author Andreotti, B.

Title Granular media : between fluid and solid / Bruno Andreotti, Yoël Forterre, Olivier Pouliquen.

Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Cambridge Cambridge University Press, 2013.


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Physical description viii, 462 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- 1.1.Definition and examples of granular media -- 1.2.Between solid and liquid: what makes granular matter so difficult to describe? -- 1.3.A sketch of the book -- 2.Interactions at the grain level -- 2.1.Solid contact forces -- 2.2.Cohesion forces -- 2.3.Forces in a flow -- 3.The granular solid: statics and elasticity -- 3.1.Granular packings -- 3.2.Forces in a granular packing -- 3.3.From forces to stresses -- 3.4.Stress distribution in static configurations -- 3.5.Elasticity -- 4.The granular solid: plasticity -- 4.1.Phenomenology -- 4.2.The different levels of description: a scalar approach -- 4.3.The Mohr-Coulomb model -- 4.4.The role of the volume fraction: critical-state theory -- 4.5.Towards a more refined description of the plasticity -- 4.6.Plasticity of cohesive materials -- 5.Granular gases -- 5.1.Analogies and differences with a molecular gas -- 5.2.A heuristic approach to the kinetic theory --
Contents note continued: 5.3.A formal approach to the kinetic theory: the Boltzmann equation -- 5.4.Applications -- 5.5.Limits of the kinetic theory -- 6.The granular liquid -- 6.1.Introduction -- 6.2.Rheology -- 6.3.The depth-averaged approach -- 6.4.Segregation in granular flows -- 7.Immersed granular media -- 7.1.Two-phase flow equations -- 7.2.The role of the fluid in static piles -- 7.3.The role of the interstitial fluid during changes of volume fraction -- 7.4.The role of fluid in granular flows -- 8.Erosion and sediment transport -- 8.1.Introduction -- 8.2.The static transport threshold -- 8.3.A description of transport -- 8.4.Bed load -- 8.5.Aeolian transport: saltation and reptation -- 8.6.Turbulent suspension -- 9.Geomorphology -- 9.1.Slope processes and gravity-driven flows -- 9.2.Ripples and dunes -- 9.3.Coastal processes -- 9.4.Rivers.
Summary "Sand, rice, sugar, snow, cement . . . Although ubiquitous in our daily lives, granular media still challenge engineers and fascinate researchers. This book provides the state of the art of the physics of granular media and recent advances in the field. The book presents the fundamental properties of granular materials: interactions between grains; solid, liquid and gaseous behaviours; coupling with a fluid; and sediment transport and formation of geological structures. Descriptions of the phenomena combine qualitative and formal arguments, coming from areas as diverse as elasticity, plasticity, statistical physics, fluid mechanics and geomorphology. Many examples of the astonishing behaviours of granular media are presented, icluding avalanches, segregation, dune song and quicksand. This book is ideal for graduate students and researchers in physics, applied mathematics and engineering"--
Other author Forterre, Yoël, 1973-
Pouliquen, Olivier.
Subject Granular materials.
Granular materials -- Fluid dynamics.
ISBN 9781107034792 (hbk.) No price