Granular flows

Granular flows are fundamentally different from any other type of flow. In our research we focus on the clustering phenomenon that finds its origin in the inelastic collisions between the particles. Another line of our research deals with the impact of objects on very fine, decompactified sand, in which we explore the applicability of fluid models to granular systems. We uncovered links to distant phenomena like asteroid impact and a dry variety of quicksand.


Max Planck Gesellschaft