Decoupling Geometrical and Kinematic Contributions to the Silo Clogging Process.

  title={Decoupling Geometrical and Kinematic Contributions to the Silo Clogging Process.},
  author={Diego Gella and Iker Zuriguel and Diego Maza},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={121 13},
Based on the implementation of a novel silo discharge procedure, we are able to control the grains velocities regardless of the outlet size. This allows isolating the geometrical and kinematic contributions to the clogging process. We find that, for a given outlet size, reducing the grains velocities to extremely low values leads to a clogging probability increment of almost two orders of magnitude, hence revealing the importance of particle kinematics in the silo clogging process. Then, we… 

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