, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 139-142

How good is the equipartition assumption for the transport properties of a granular mixture?

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Abstract

 Kinetic-theory, with the assumption of equipartition of granular energy, suggests that the pressure and viscosity of a granular mixture vary monotonically with the mass-ratio. Our simulation results show a non-monotonic behaviour that can be explained qualitatively by a simple model allowing for non-equipartition of granular energy between the species with different mass.

Received: 16 June 2002