Stick-slip fluctuations in granular drag

I. Albert, P. Tegzes, R. Albert, J. G. Sample, A. L. Barabási, T. Vicsek, B. Kahng, P. Schiffer

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The jamming of spherical media was investigated by analyzing the drag force opposing the movement of a solid object through such media. The motion of the object was opposed by jamming of the grains in front of the object. The object moved ahead, displacing the surrounding grains, when applied force exceeded a critical threshold corresponding to the strength of the jammed state. Large fluctuations were resulted in the drag force at low velocities, reflecting the strength of successive jammed states.

Original languageEnglish
Article number031307
Pages (from-to)313071-313079
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number3 I
Publication statusPublished - szept. 1 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Albert, I., Tegzes, P., Albert, R., Sample, J. G., Barabási, A. L., Vicsek, T., Kahng, B., & Schiffer, P. (2001). Stick-slip fluctuations in granular drag. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, 64(3 I), 313071-313079. [031307].