Accession Number : ADA130501

Title :   Granular Jumps Down an Inclined Plane.

Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Shen,M C

PDF Url : ADA130501

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : This document studies granular jumps generated in the gravity flow of granular materials down an inclined plane. The equations governing the granular flow are reduced to a sequence of boundary value problems of linear ordinary differential equations by means of an asymptotic method. Their solutions are used to determine the Burgers equation, which possesses a progressive wave solution to describe a smooth granular jump. The wave speed and a criterion for the stability of the granular jump are also obtained. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Asymptotic normality, *Flow, *Equations, Boundary value problems, Linear differential equations, Attitude(Inclination), Time dependence, Stability

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE