Coordination : Angel Garcimartin Montero, Univesidad de Navarra, Spain
Motivation : In Space Grains WP3, the convection of grains is studied in common cells (2d and 3d). The relevant parameters which control convection in zero g are not yet established. The Space Grains project will allow scientists to perform long runs and extensive study of this phenomenon. A specific cell (asymmetric cell) will be proposed in a second step of the project.
 M.Noirhomme, E.Opsomer, N.Vandewalle, F.Ludewig, Granular transport in driven granular gas, Eur. Phys. J. E 38, 9 (2015)
The movie below illustrates the dynamical clustering under asymmetric energy injection. The moving walls oscillate at different amplitudes. The cluster (yellow colored grains) moves close to the cold wall.