Periodic knolls and valleys: Coexistence of solid and liquid states in granular suspensions

Nhat Hang P. Duong, A. E. Hosoi, Troy Shinbrot

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Abstract

The spontaneous emergence of a doubly periodic train of sedimented knolls in a dense suspension was discussed. In a slowly rotating horizontal bottle, the solidified knolls rise out of and coexist alongside, a sea of freely flowing liquid. A variable viscosity model was applied that permitted simultaneous analysis of fluidlike and solidlike behaviors. The model produced new insights into mechanisms by which sedimented structures form.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number224502
Pages (from-to)224502-1-224502-4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume92
Issue number22
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 4 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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