Effective Wall Friction in Wall-Bounded 3D Dense Granular Flows

25 Sep 2015  ·  Artoni Riccardo, Richard Patrick ·

We report numerical simulations on granular shear flows confined between two flat but frictional sidewalls. Novel regimes differing by their strain localization features are observed... They originate from the competition between dissipation at the sidewalls and dissipation in the bulk of the flow. The effective friction at sidewalls is characterized (effective friction coefficient and orientation of the friction force) for each regime, and its interdependence with slip and force fluctuations is pointed out. We propose a simple scaling law linking the slip velocity to the granular temperature in the main flow direction which leads naturally to another scaling law for the effective friction. read more

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Soft Condensed Matter Fluid Dynamics