A New Theoretical Approach based on Langevin type Equation for the Driven Granular Gases under Gravity

Masaharu Isobe, Jun'ichi Wakou
2010 Hosokawa Powder Technology Foundation ANNUAL REPORT  
─ 127 ─ We propose a novel approach based on a Langevin equation for fluctuating motion of the center of mass of granular media fluidized by energy injection from a bottom plate. In this framework, the analytical solution of the Langevin equation is used to derive analytic expressions for several macroscopic quantities and the power spectrum for the center of mass. In order to test our theory, we performed event-driven molecular dynamics simulations for one-and two-dimensional systems. Energy
more » ... injected from a vibrating bottom plate in the one-dimensional case and from a thermal wall at the bottom in the two-dimensional case. We found that the theoretical predictions
doi:10.14356/hptf.08118 fatcat:fvg2pmompbbxtmfvsjmxajtexu