Handbook of Granular Materials

1st Edition

Scott V. Franklin, Mark D. Shattuck

CRC Press
Published October 9, 2015
Reference - 506 Pages - 8 Color & 197 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466509962 - CAT# K14751

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  • Covers common computational and experimental techniques that you can use to study granular materials in the laboratory
  • Presents kinetic theory and statistical approaches that are applicable in many different situations
  • Discusses recent research into static/quasi-static and dynamic effects, showing how granular materials yield, flow, jam, and mix
  • Examines the behavior of granular-like systems


Granular systems arise in a variety of geological and industrial settings, from landslides, avalanches, and erosion to agricultural grains and pharmaceutical powders. Understanding the underlying physics that governs their behavior is the key to developing effective handling and transport mechanisms as well as appropriate environmental policies.

Handbook of Granular Materials presents foundational techniques used to investigate granular systems, examples of their use in contemporary research, and extensions to granular-like systems that greatly expand the realm of study. The book provides guidance on how to conduct research in granular materials and explores promising directions for new research.

The first several chapters cover various methods used by contemporary researchers to investigate granular materials. Subsequent chapters delve into broader themes of investigation, focusing on results rather than methodology. The final chapters describe three extended systems of granular media: suspensions, emulsions and foams, and colloids.


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