The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 204, Issue 1, pp 5–17

Granular flow: Dry and wet


DOI: 10.1140/epjst/e2012-01548-8

Cite this article as:
Mitarai, N. & Nakanishi, H. Eur. Phys. J. Spec. Top. (2012) 204: 5. doi:10.1140/epjst/e2012-01548-8


Granular material is a collection of macroscopic particles that are visible with naked eyes. The non-equilibrium nature of the granular materials makes their rheology quite different from that of molecular systems. In this minireview, we present the unique features of granular materials focusing on the shear flow of dry granular materials and granule-liquid mixture.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Niels Bohr InstituteUniversity of CopenhagenCopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsKyushu University 33FukuokaJapan

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