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Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2012 Mar;85(3 Pt 2):036310. Epub 2012 Mar 21.

How particle shape affects the flow through granular materials.

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  • 1Department of Civil Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.


Flow through the pores of granular materials has many instances in practice. Therefore, it is interesting to realize how some parameters, such as the shape of the particles affect the passing flow. Following the recent mathematical theory proposed by the authors, this paper deals with the issue of how tortuosity and permeability are influenced by the particle shape. Comparison of the results with the experimental data reveals the competency of the theory in predicting the impact of particle geometry.

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