Wet granular matter : a truly complex fluid /

This is a monograph written for the young and advanced researcher who is entering the field of wet granular matter and keen to understand the basic physical principles governing this state of soft matter. It treats wet granulates as an instance of a ternary system, consisting of the grains, a primar...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Herminghaus, S.
Corporate Author: World Scientific (Firm)
Format: eBook
Published: Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific Pub. Co., ©2013.
Series:Series in soft condensed matter ; v. 6.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction. 1.1. The significance of wet granular matter. 1.2. Energy scales. 1.3. Typical questions to be asked. 1.4. How we shall proceed
  • 2. Grains and granular fluids. 2.1. Grains. 2.2. Granular fluids. 2.3. Conclusions
  • 3. Wetting. 3.1. Planar substrates. 3.2. Rough substrates. 3.3. Conclusions
  • 4. Capillary forces. 4.1. Capillary bridge between flat walls. 4.2. Capillary bridge between spherical bodies. 4.3. Capillary bridge between irregular grains. 4.4. Force networks. 4.5. Conclusions
  • 5. Wet granular gases. 5.1. Dynamical aspects of capillary bridges. 5.2. Free cooling and clustering. 5.3. Liquid-gas coexistence. 5.4. Collective phenomena far from thermal equilibrium. 5.5. Conclusions
  • 6. Wet granular piles. 6.1. Geometrical aspects of granular piles. 6.2. Regimes of wetness. 6.3. Mechanical properties of wet granular piles. 6.4. Phase transitions in wet granular piles. 6.5. Conclusions
  • 7. Special topics. 7.1. The physics of sand castles. 7.2. Immiscible granular suspensions. 7.3. Quicksand and quickclay.