A phenomenological model for avalanches and surface flows

J P Bouchaud, M E Cates

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We propose a phenomenological 'two species' model of avalanches and surface flow, and work out some of simple consequences, including the appearance of two characteristic angles (the angle of repose and a 'spinodal' angle). One of the interesting prediction is the propagation of several 'uphill' waves during an avalanche process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPHYSICS OF DRY GRANULAR MEDIA
EditorsHJ Herrmann, JP Hovi, S Luding
Place of PublicationDORDRECHT
PublisherSpringer-Verlag GmbH
Pages465-474
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0-7923-5102-9
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventNATO Advanced Study Institute on Physics of Dry Granular Media - CARGESE
Duration: 15 Sept 199726 Sept 1997

Conference

ConferenceNATO Advanced Study Institute on Physics of Dry Granular Media
CityCARGESE
Period15/09/9726/09/97

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