Granular drag on a discrete object: Shape effects on jamming

I. Albert, J. G. Sample, A. J. Morss, S. Rajagopalan, A. L. Barabási, P. Schiffer

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The drag force experienced by discrete objects moving through static dense granular media was studied. It was found that there is an unexpected nonlinear component to the drag that depends on the geometry of dragged object. Basic geometrical factors contributing to the drag process were identified.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number061303
Pages (from-to)061303/1-061303/4
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number6 I
StatePublished - Dec 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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