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Avalanches of dry sand

  • T. Boutreux
  • E. Raphaël
  • P. G. de Gennes
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 519)

Abstract

We present here some general features of sand heaps and of dunes. We mainly discuss avalanche flows, using a modified version of the equations of Bouchaud et al., which might be valid for thick avalanches.

Keywords

Granular Material Granular System Closed Cell Neutral Angle Sand Heap 
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© Springer-Verlag 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Boutreux
    • 1
  • E. Raphaël
    • 1
  • P. G. de Gennes
    • 1
  1. 1.Collège de FranceParis Cedex 05France

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