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We formulate and solve a model problem of dispersion of dense granular materials in rapid shear flow down an incline. The effective dispersivity of the depth-averaged concentration of the dispersing powder is shown to vary as the Péclet number squared, as in classical Taylor-Aris dispersion of molecular solutes. An extension to generic shear profiles is presented, and possible applications to industrial and geological granular flows are noted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)509-515
Number of pages7
JournalGranular Matter
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • General Physics and Astronomy


  • Bagnold profile
  • Granular diffusion
  • Rapid granular flow
  • Taylor-Aris dispersion


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