Publications [#245449] of Robert P. Behringer

Papers Published
  1. Behringer, RP, Scientist in the sandbox: complexity and dynamics in granular flow, Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings, vol. 367 (1995), pp. 461-469 .

    Granular materials exhibit a rich variety of dynamical behavior, much of which is poorly understood. Although granular materials consist of collections of interacting particles, there are important differences between the dynamics of a collection of grains and the dynamics of a collection of molecules. In particular, the ergodic hypothesis is generally invalid for granular materials, hence ordinary physics does not apply. In this article, the recent insights on this phenomena are emphasised to provide an understanding of the dynamical behavior of these materials.