Prof. Dr. Clara Salueña

Research Projects

Postdoctoral researcher


Departament de Enginyeria Mecànica, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain


Energy decay in a granular gas collapse

New Journal of Physics 19, 013001



Self-organized Shocks in the Sedimentation of a Granular Gas

Physical Review E 91, 062214



A numerical study of the Navier–Stokes transport coefficients for two-dimensional granular hydrodynamics

New Journal of Physics 15, 043044



Hydrodynamics at the Navier-Stokes Level Applied to Fast, Transient, Supersonic Granular Flows

AIP Conference Proceedings 1501, 993-1000



Granular hydrodynamics and pattern formation in vertically oscillated granular disk layers

Journal of Fluid Mechanics 597, 119-144



Contact of granular particles and the simulation of rapid flows using event-driven molecular dynamics

European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering 12, 827-870



Transient structures in a Granular Gas

Physical Review Letters 93, 134301



Hydrodynamics of dense granular systems

SPIE, 3045


Research Projects

The properties of dense granular systems are analyzed from a hydrodynamical point of view, based on conservation laws for the particle number density and linear momentum. We discuss averaging problems associated with the nature of such systems and the peculiarities of the sources of noise. We perform a quantitative study by combining analytical methods and numerical results obtained by ensemble-averaging of data on creep during compaction and molecular dynamics simulations of convective flow. We show that numerical integration of the hydrodynamic equations gives the expected evolution for the time-dependent fields.



Scaling properties of granular materials

Physical Review E 64, 011308



Can we scale granular systems?

Powders and Grains 2001: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media, Sendai, 21-25 May 2001 (Kishino, Y.), 439-442. Rotterdam: Balkema.



Vertically shaken column of spheres. Onset of fluidization

European Physical Journal E 4, 233-239



Fluidization of granular material by vertical shaking

Mechanics for a New Millennium - Proceedings of the 20th International Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, held in Chicago, USA, 27 August - 2 September 2000 (Aref, H. and Philips, J.W.). Dortrecht: Kluwer.



Convection in horizontally shaken granular material

European Physical Journal E 1, 55-59



From ''solid'' to to ''fluid'': Time dependent hydrodynamical analysis of dense granular flows

Mechanics for a New Millennium - Proceedings of the 20th International Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, held in Chicago, USA, 27 August - 2 September 2000 (Aref, H.; Philips, J.W.). Dortrecht: Kluwer.



Onset of fluidization in vertically shaken granular material

Physical Review E 62, 1361-1367



Modeling of arrays of passive granular dampers

Proceedings 3672, Smart Structures and Materials 1999: Passive Damping and Isolation



Dissipative properties of vibrated granular materials

Physical Review E 59, 4422-4425



Dissipative properties of granular ensembles

Proceedings 3327, Smart Structures and Materials 1998: Passive Damping and Isolation, 19-26



Hydrodynamic fluctuations and averaging problems in dense granular flows

Proceedings 3045, Smart Structures and Materials 1997: Passive Damping and Isolation, 341-344