Statistical particle stress in aeolian sand movement-derivation and validation

Yu Zhang*, Yaojian Li, Jiecheng Yang, Dayou Liu

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    The statistical particle stress (SPS) is a result of group particle movement, which is not referred directly from E-L (Euler-Lagrange) calculations. This paper derives SPS in Eulerian regime and proves that in aeolian sand movement, as the height increases the gas stress also increases while the SPS decreases; however, the sum of gas stress and SPS keeps to be a constant value, which equals to the gas stress in particle absent region. This paper also suggests that SPS predominates in the momentum transportation of particle phase.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)147-151
    Number of pages5
    JournalPowder Technology
    Issue number1-3
    Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2011


    • Particle group
    • Statistical particle stress


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