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Kinetic theory for sheared granular flows

Kumaran, Viswanathan (2015) Kinetic theory for sheared granular flows. In: COMPTES RENDUS PHYSIQUE, 16 (1). pp. 51-61.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.crhy.2014.11.008


Rapid granular flows are far-from-equilibrium-driven dissipative systems where the interaction between the particles dissipates energy, and so a continuous supply of energy is required to agitate the particles and facilitate the rearrangement required for the flow. This is in contrast to flows of molecular fluids, which are usually close to equilibrium, where the molecules are agitated by thermal fluctuations. Sheared granular flows form a class of flows where the energy required for agitating the particles in the flowing state is provided by the mean shear. These flows have been studied using the methods of kinetic theory of gases, where the particles are treated in a manner similar to molecules in a molecular gas, and the interactions between particles are treated as instantaneous energy-dissipating binary collisions. The validity of the assumptions underlying kinetic theory, and their applicability to the idealistic case of dilute sheared granular flows are first discussed. The successes and challenges for applying kinetic theory for realistic dense sheared granular flows are then summarised. (C) 2014 Academie des sciences. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Granular kinetic theory; Sheared granular flows; Dense granular flows
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2015 06:07
Last Modified: 07 May 2015 09:03
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/51395

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