Convection, heaping, and cracking in vertically vibrated granular slurries

J. M. Schleier-Smith, H. A. Stone

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Thin layers of granular materials with water filling the pore space but with air above are investigated. A vibration is applied to these layers. It is shown that beyond a critical drive parameter, a heap-shaped convecting domains of nontrivial topology can be observed. This topology exhibit cracks as the forcing amplitude is increased.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3016-3019
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - Apr 2 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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