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Fluctuations of grains inside a discharging two-dimensional silo

Título de la revista: PHYSICAL REVIEW E
ISSN: 1539-3755
Volumen: 84
Número: 3
Páginas: 1 - 8
Fecha de publicación: 2011
We present experimental data corresponding to a two-dimensional dense granular flow, namely, the gravity-driven discharge of grains from a small opening in a silo. We study the local velocity field at the scale of single grains at different places with the help of particle-tracking techniques. From these data, the velocity profiles can be obtained and the validity of some long-standing approaches can be assessed. Moreover, the fluctuations of the velocities are taken into consideration to characterize the features of the advective motion (due to the gravity force) and the diffusive motion, which shows nontrivial behavior.