Crucial role of sidewalls in velocity distributions in quasi-two-dimensional granular gases

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Title: Crucial role of sidewalls in velocity distributions in quasi-two-dimensional granular gases
Author: van Zon, J. S. ; Kreft, J. ; Goldman, Daniel I. ; Miracle, D. ; Swift, J. B. ; Swinney, Harry L.
Abstract: Our experiments and three-dimensional molecular dynamics simulations of particles confined to a vertical monolayer by closely spaced frictional walls (sidewalls) yield velocity distributions with non-Gaussian tails and a peak near zero velocity. Simulations with frictionless sidewalls are not peaked. Thus interactions between particles and their containers are an important determinant of the shape of the distribution and should be considered when evaluating experiments on a constrained monolayer of particles.
Description: © 2004 The American Physical Society The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.70.040301
Type: Article
ISSN: 1539-3755
Citation: J. S. van Zon, J. Kreft, Daniel I. Goldman, D. Miracle, J. B. Swift, and Harry L. Swinney, "Crucial role of sidewalls in velocity distributions in quasi-2D granular gases,” Physical Review E Rapid Communications, 70, 040301 (2004).
Date: 2004-10-19
Contributor: Georgia Institute of Technology. School of Physics
University of Texas at Austin. Center for Nonlinear Dynamics
University of Texas at Austin. Dept. of Physics
Vrije Universiteit te Amsterdam. Division of Physics and Astronomy
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
American Physical Society
Subject: Porous materials
Granular media
Granular systems
Kinetic theory
Nonequilibrium and irreversible thermodynamics

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