Pulse propagation in decorated granular chains: An analytical approach

Upendra Harbola, Alexandre Rosas, Aldo H. Romero, Massimiliano Esposito, Katja Lindenberg
2009 Physical Review E  
We study pulse propagation in one-dimensional chains of spherical granules decorated with small grains placed between large granules. The effect of the small granules can be captured by replacing the decorated chains by undecorated chains of large granules of appropriately renormalized mass and effective interaction between the large granules. This allows us to obtain simple analytic expressions for the pulse propagation properties using a generalization of the binary collision approximation
more » ... roduced in our earlier work [Phys. Rev. E in print (2009); Phys. Rev. E 69, 037601 (2004)]
doi:10.1103/physreve.80.051302 pmid:20364975 fatcat:clv3qdooxfd5dc27bxku3rn5oe