Low-velocity granular drag in reduced gravity.

  title={Low-velocity granular drag in reduced gravity.},
  author={Domenico Costantino and Jason Bartell and Katie Scheidler and Peter Schiffer},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={83 1 Pt 1},
We probe the dependence of the low-velocity drag force in granular materials on the effective gravitational acceleration (g(eff)) through studies of spherical granular materials saturated within fluids of varying density. We vary g(eff) by a factor of 20, and we find that the granular drag is proportional to g(eff), i.e. that the granular drag, F(probe), on… CONTINUE READING