Author Topic: New model predicts how sand and other granular materials flow  (Read 2936 times)

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edgeArchitect

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http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-04-shifting-sands-sand-granular-materials.html

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The model improves on existing models by taking into account one important factor: how the size of a grain affects the entire flow. Kamrin used the new model to predict sand flow in several configurations including a chute and a circular trough and found that the model's predictions were a near-perfect match with actual results. A paper detailing the new model will appear in the journal Physical Review Letters.
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Re: New model predicts how sand and other granular materials flow
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2012, 08:44:14 AM »
A very intersting read, and wow, how useful is that going to be. I think you'd probably need a gpu though to get useful application from it.

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