Nonlinear mechanics of fluidization of spheres, cylinders and disks in water.

D. D. Joseph, A. F. Fortes, T. S. Lundgren, P. Singh

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Experiments on the fluidization of spherical particles between two parallel glass plates and in a perspex column with a rectangular cross section are described. The flow regimes and flow mechanisms are discussed. The regimes are dominated by inertial effects associated with wakes together with drafting, kissing and tumbling into stable cross stream arays. Experiments were also carried out using cylinders of different length to diameter ratios and discs. Flow regimes and experimental results are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherSoc. Ind. & Appl. Math
ISBN (Print)0898712122, 9780898712124
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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