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Granular Matter

Granular Matter

Editors-in-Chief: R.P. Behringer; H.J. Herrmann
Managing Editor: Stefan Luding

ISSN: 1434-5021 (print version)
ISSN: 1434-7636 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10035

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Robert P. Behringer
Duke University, Dept. of Physics
Box 90305
Durham, NC 27708-0305, USA

Hans J. Herrmann
Rechnergestützte Physik der Werkstoffe
IfB, ETH Zürich, HIF E12
8093 Zürich, Switzerland

Managing editor

Stefan Luding
Multi Scale Mechanics, TS, CTW, UTwente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Regional Editor - Asia

Aibing Yu
University of New South Wales
School of Materials Science and Engineering
NSW 2052, Australia


Tomaso Aste
The University of Kent
School of Physical Sciences
Kent, CT2 7NZ, UK

Raphael Blumenfeld
Cavendish Lab., J J Thomson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0HE, UK; ESE,
Imperial College London, London, SW7 2AZ, UK;
Gonville and Caius College, Trinity St., Cambridge CB2 1TA, UK

Eric Clement
10, rue Vauquelin
75005 Paris, France

Félix Darve
Laboratoire Sols Solides Structures
B.P. 53 X, 38041 Grenoble Cedex, France

Itai Einav
University of Sydney,
School of Civil Engineering
Building J05
Sydney NSW 2006, Australia

Vicente Garzó Puertos
Departamento de Física
Universidad de Extremadura
06071 Badajoz, Spain

G. Gudehus
Institut für Bodenmechanik und Felsmechanik
Universität Karlsruhe
Postfach 6980, 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany

Hisao Hayakawa
Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics
Kyoto University
Kitashirakawa Oiwakecho
Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502, Japan

Christine Hrenya
University of Colorado at Boulder
Dept. of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Campus Box 424
Boulder, CO 80309-0424,USA

Heinrich Jaeger
James Franck Institute
5640 South Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Mingjing Jiang
Tongji University
Department of Geotechnical Engineering
1239 Siping Road
Shanghai, 200092, China

Jinghai Li
Chinese Academy of Sciences
52 Sanlihe Rd, Xicheng District,
Beijing, 100864, China

Anita Mehta
S N Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences
Block JD Sector III Salt Lake
Calcutta 700 091, India

Francisco Melo
Universidad de Santiago
Dept. Physics
Av. Ecuador 3493
Santiago Metropolitana, Chile

Rámon Peralta-Fabi
Departamento de Fisica, Facultad de Ciencias
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Av. Universidad 3000, Circuito Exterior S/N, Delegación Coyoacán, C.P. 04510, Ciudad Universitaria, D.F., México

Thorsten Pöschel
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Institute for Multiscale Simulation
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91052 Erlangen

Mark Shattuck
Physics Department
The City College of New York
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New York, NY 10031-9198, USA

Troy Shinbrot
Dept. of Biomedical Engineering
Rutgers University
Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA

Jacek Tejchman
Gdansk University of Technology
ul. Narutowicza 11/12
80-952 Gdansk Wrzeszcz

Dietrich Wolf
Institut für Physik
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Lotharstr. 1, 47048 Duisburg, Germany


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     Although many phenomena observed in granular materials are still not yet fully understood, important contributions have been made to further our understanding using modern tools from statistical mechanics, micro-mechanics, and computational science.


     These modern tools apply to disordered systems, phase transitions, instabilities or intermittent behavior and the performance of discrete particle simulations.

    >> Until now, however, many of these results were only to be found scattered throughout the literature. Physicists are often unaware of the theories and results published by engineers or other fields - and vice versa.


     The journal Granular Matter thus serves as an interdisciplinary platform of communication among researchers of various disciplines who are involved in the basic research on granular media. It helps to establish a common language and gather articles under one single roof that up to now have been spread over many journals in a variety of fields. Notwithstanding, highly applied or technical work is beyond the scope of this journal.


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