Vibrated Granular Systems

Agitated granular systems present behaviours which are excelent examples of non-equilibrium steady states. Their study can lead to a better general understanding of non-linear dynamics of many particle systems. In our group we focus on the vertically agitated narrow bed geometry, a setup that presents many interesting states and complex transitions between them. Our approach consists in the elaboration of continuum theories that capture the observed behaviours, and the comparisson of particle simulations with granular hydrodynamics equations.

 

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