(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Thermal and force-chain effects in an experimental, sloping granular shear flow

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Dept. of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Civil and Environmental Engineering, Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, ETATS-UNIS
(2) School of Geographical Sciences, Arizona State Univ., Tempe, ETATS-UNIS
(3) Dept. of Geological Sciences, Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, ETATS-UNIS


Force chains figure prominently in shearing motions of granular materials. A simple scaling of the forces involved in the motion of a dry, gravity driven granular shear flow induced by vibrations suggests that this shearing motion reflects a balance between the rate of production and the rate of disruption of granular force chains. The analysis is empirically consistent with the exponential-like profiles of grain displacement, and the strongly nonlinear increase in grain flux with increasing surface slope, observed in experiments


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 33, no13 [pp. 2108-2117]

Bibliographic references : 25 ref.

Collation : 5 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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