For granular materials with low thermal conductivity heat transfer occurs through interstitial gases as well as through physical contacts.  Existing particle based models are ill suited to dense systems so a multi-scale approach has been used to correlate the local packing structure to the gas contribution to conductive heat transfer in dense granular systems.

Research Themes: 

  • Granular Mechanics and Industrial Infrastructure
Conductive heat transfer through stagnant gas and solid in a random packing.
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