Different experiments are envisaged within the Space Grains project from the study of dilute systems to dense assemblies of granular media in low-gravity environment.
To wit, different Working Packages (WP) involving specific cells, numbers of particles (see below) and protocols have been selected. Several Parabolic Flight Campaigns (PFCs) have been successfully performed with the Vip-Gran instrument (see below).
More details in our article An instrument for studying granular media in low-gravity environment, Review of Scientific Instruments 89, 075103 (2018)
WP1 : Diluted granular media: Gas- to solid-like transition, Granular cooling
WP2 : Dense granular media: Rheology, Jamming
WP3 : Granular convection, Sound propagation