Granular Lattice: Fluctuating Hydrodynamics

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Inspired from the works of Baldassarri et al. [1] and Prados et al. [2], we formulated a granular lattice model to derive fluctuating hydrodynamics from microscopic ingredients under controlled assumptions, considering only shear modes on a granular linear chain [3]. The evolution of the system conserves momentum and dissipates energy, as in granular collisions. The new model is different from the previous proposals in a few crucial aspects. In [1], the velocity field evolved under the enforcement of the so-called kinematic constraint, which is disregarded here. In [2], only the energy field was considered, therefore momentum conservation was absent. The results I present especially focus on the hydrodynamic behavior of the model; the analysis of velocity distribution evolution and a detailed approach to a mesoscopic fluctuation theory of our model can be found respectively in [4, 5, 6].


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of SapienzaRomeItaly

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