Partially Ordered Systems

Sands, Powders, and Grains

An Introduction to the Physics of Granular Materials

Authors: Duran, Jacques

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This is an introduction to the physical principles underlying the behavior of materials consisting of grains. These can be found in an enormous variety of places, ranging from the powders used to make vitamin pills to the rings of Saturn, from beaches to grain elevators, and from pottery clay to interstellar dust. Granular materials have interested physicists from Coulomb to Faraday to Reynolds and Rayleigh, but only recently have mathematical and experimental methods been developed to analyze their properties in detail.
This introductory text develops the fundamental physics of the behavior of granular materials. It covers the basic properties of flow, friction, and fluidization of uniform granular materials; discusses mixing and segregation of heterogeneous materials (the famous "brazil-nut problem"); and concludes with an introduction to numerical models. The presentation begins with simple experiments and uses their results to build concepts and theorems about materials whose behavior is often quite counter-intuitive; presenting in a unified way the background needed to understand current work in the field. Developed for students at the University of Paris, the text will be suitable for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduates; while also being of interest to researchers and engineers just entering the field.

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PURE AND APPLIED GEOPHYSICS
"In total, the book is lucidly written and offers a complementary approach to that usually found in the books treating soil and granular media mechanics. It presents a physicist’s viewpoint of granular media. It can also be used by both the researchers and in courses of soil mechanics.”

PHYSICS TODAY
"Duran’s book is didactic in style and provides an excellent starting point for an advanced student to enter the field…the prose is clear…would be a valuable addition for those with interest in the field.”


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sands, Powders, and Grains
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to the Physics of Granular Materials
Authors
Translated by
Reisinger, A.
Series Title
Partially Ordered Systems
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4612-0499-2
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4612-0499-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-98656-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-6790-4
Series ISSN
0941-5114
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 214
Additional Information
Original French edition published by Eyrolles, France, 1997
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