Experimental investigations of granular temperature in vertical vibrated beds

S. S. Hsiau, L. S. Lu, C. H. Tai

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Granular temperature is a key property in granular flows, however, this topic has not been fully understood due to many research difficulties. The studies about granular temperature in vibrated beds are relatively few. This study presents experimental results to investigate the role of granular temperatures in vertical vibrated beds. The image processing technology and particle tracking method were employed in a series of experiments in vibrated granular beds, dry or with small amount of liquids. We briefly review one of our earlier published experimental works dealing with granular temperature in dry granular beds influenced by vibrational conditions. The granular temperature increases with the increasing vibrational acceleration and vibrational velocity. The other new experimental results of granular temperatures in a wet vibrated bed are also presented and compared with dry systems. The granular temperature decreases with increasing viscosity of the added liquid and increasing liquid amount.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)202-210
Number of pages9
JournalPowder Technology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 22 Feb 2008


  • Granular temperature
  • Liquid content
  • Vibrated bed
  • Vibrational condition
  • Viscosity


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