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Visualization of Mechanical Processes: An International Online Journal


ISSN Online: 2152-209X

Visualization of Mechanical Processes: An International Online Journal

DOI: 10.1615/VisMechProc.v1.i4.50

VISUALIZATION OF GRANULAR FLOW AROUND OBSTACLE

Ryosuke Yano
Dept. of advanced energy
Kojiro Suzuki
Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences

ABSTRACT

The granular flow around the obstacle, namely a cylinder, is visualized using a high-speed camera. Granular particles are driven by gravity on the inclined plate, or between two plates, and generate a shock layer via a pile that is formed ahead of the cylinder. The characteristics of granular flows are investigated by changing the size of the granular particles. The flow is gas-like using the coarse sand for the grain flow. Meanwhile, the flow is liquid-like using the mud for the grain flow.