New research published on pattern formation in pulsed fluidized beds
15 March 2018
A new article by former CNIE postdoc, Dr Lilian de Martin (now Assist. Prof at Chalmers University) and Prof Marc-Olivier Coppens, in collaboration with TU Delft (Prof Ruud van Ommen, with joint MSc student, Coen Ottevanger) discusses advances in the fundamental understanding of pattern formation in pulsed fluidized beds.
Granular matter can form regular patterns under periodic excitations, such as ripples on a sandy beach. Pattern formation can also be used to structure the dynamics of a fluidized bed. New experiments show that the pattern stability curve is governed by universal scaling, underpinned by fluid-dynamical fundamentals.
The paper titled, 'Universal stability curve for pattern formation in pulsed gas-solid fluidized beds of sandlike particles', was published in the Physical Review Fluids.