Granular flows down inclined channels with a strain-rate dependent friction coefficient. Part I: Non-cohesive materials
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- de Ryck, A., Ansart, R. & Dodds, J.A. Granular Matter (2008) 10: 353. doi:10.1007/s10035-008-0105-3
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The flow of a granular material down an incline of finite width with a strain-rate dependent coefficient of friction and a conical yield criterion is semi-analytically obtained using a characteristic method for flows on a deep layer of grains. This analysis leads to a flow field with three distinct zones: a Bagnold-flow zone below the free surface, a dead-zone and a matching zone between the two, linked to slippage at the wall. A good agreement between the computed flow field and experimental data is obtained.