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Fluctuations of grains inside a discharging two-dimensional silo
Authors: Garcimartin, A. (Ángel)
Zuriguel, I. (Iker)
Janda, A. (Álvaro)
Maza, D. (Diego)
Keywords: Materias Investigacion::Física
Issue Date: 26-Sep-2011
Publisher: American Physical Society
ISBN: 1539-3755
Citation: Garcimartín, A; Zuriguel, I; Janda, A; Maza, D. "Fluctuations of grains inside a discharging two-dimensional silo". Physical Review E 2011; 84 (3): 1-8
We present experimental data corresponding to a two-dimensional dense granular flow, namely, the gravitydriven discharge of grains from a small opening in a silo. We study the local velocity field at the scale of single grains at different places with the help of particle-tracking techniques. From these data, the velocity profiles can be obtained and the validity of some long-standing approaches can be assessed. Moreover, the fluctuations of the velocities are taken into consideration to characterize the features of the advective motion (due to the gravity force) and the diffusive motion, which shows nontrivial behavior.
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