Evolution of acoustic waves in heaped granular material

Anatoli Vakhguelt, Marek Bergander

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The propagation and structure of acoustic finite amplitude wave in heaped granular material is studied in this paper. The equations describing the evolution of arbitrary wave disturbances of finite amplitude velocity (density, or temperature) perturbations have been developed, with correction for heat transfer and momentum exchange between the phases under significantly unsteady conditions. The extreme cases of long- And short-wave interactions between phases are obtained. The resulting equations incorporate integral terms containing the amplitude of the perturbation. These formulae are valid for describing the evolution of waves at any ratio between the time of the internal process and the characteristic period of perturbation. Because of the high interaction between the skeleton and internal gas, the finite amplitude wave is largely dissipative. It will be shown that during the wave propagation, decrease of the wave amplitude with increasing distance is described by an exponential curve.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-315
Number of pages4
JournalVibroengineering Procedia
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2015
EventInternational Conference on Vibroengineering - 2015 - Katowice, Poland
Duration: Oct 14 2015Oct 15 2015


  • Evolution
  • Heaped granular material
  • Heat
  • Momentum
  • Perturbation
  • Propagation
  • Transfer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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