Granular systems arise in a variety of geological and industrial settings, from landslides, avalanches, and erosion to agricultural grains and pharmaceutical powders. Understanding the underlying physics that governs their behavior is the key to developing effective handling and transport mechanisms as well as appropriate environmental policies.Han
Introduction. Experimental Techniques. Computational Methods. Kinetic Theories for Collisional Grain Flows. Statistical Mechanics of Dry Granular Materials: Statics and Slow Dynamics. Packings: Static. Forces in Static Packings. Sheared Dense Granular Flows. Avalanches in Slowly Sheared Disordered Materials. Segregation in Dense Sheared Systems. Suspension Mechanics and Its Relation to Granular Flow. Wet Foams, Slippery Grains. Introduction to Colloidal Suspensions. Index.