Effects of Grain-Size Composition Examined in Laboratory and Numerical Tests on Artificial Mud-Flows

  • Simonetta ColaEmail author
  • Nancy Calabrò
  • Paolo Simonini
  • Manuel Pastor


This paper deals with a laboratory and numerical research on mudflows performed in with the aim to study the interrelations between the grain-size composition of the mud and its rheological properties at different solid concentrations. Furthermore, the predicting capability of a new numerical model in reproducing the flow of viscous materials is evaluated.


Mudflows Viscous materials Run-out model Grain-size composition 



This paper is a part of the research Project MoVeMit financed by the funding of the “Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Verona, Vicenza, Belluno e Mantova”. The authors wish thanking also the “Fondazione Angelini” of Belluno and the CNR-IRPI of Padova, which covenant this activity research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simonetta Cola
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nancy Calabrò
    • 1
  • Paolo Simonini
    • 1
  • Manuel Pastor
    • 2
  1. 1.Dip. ImageUniversità di PadovaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain

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