Handbook of Granular Materials

Edited by Scott V. Franklin, Mark D. Shattuck

© 2015 – CRC Press

496 pages | 8 Color Illus. | 197 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781466509962
pub: 2015-10-14
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About the Book

This book addresses the fundamental theory, computational approaches, and experimental findings of the field of granular materials, which is important for applications as diverse as energy, agriculture, pharmaceuticals, and engineering. The contents are given thematic consistency through the use of interpretive frameworks. Both basic concepts and state-of-the-art research areas, such as shear flow, jamming, packing, granular gases, multiphase flows, and fluid/particle interactions, are covered. Chapters provide a broad-based description of the overall question and then discuss the strengths and limitations of various approaches.

Table of Contents


Scott V. Franklin and Mark D. Shattuck

Experimental Techniques

Scott V. Franklin and Mark D. Shattuck

Computational Methods

Corey S. O’Hern

Kinetic Theories for Collisional Grain Flows

James T. Jenkins

Statistical Mechanics of Dry Granular Materials: Statics and Slow Dynamics

Bulbul Chakraborty

Packings: Static

Mark D. Shattuck and Scott V. Franklin

Forces in Static Packings

Robert P. Behringer

Sheared Dense Granular Flows

Andreea Panaitescu, Ashish V. Orpe, and Arshad Kudrolli

Avalanches in Slowly Sheared Disordered Materials

Karin A. Dahmen and Robert P. Behringer

Segregation in Dense Sheared Systems

Kimberly M. Hill

Suspension Mechanics and Its Relation to Granular Flow

Jeffrey F. Morris

Wet Foams, Slippery Grains

Brian P. Tighe

Introduction to Colloidal Suspensions

Piotr Habdas


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Mechanics / General
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics