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Granular Matter

, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp 137–140 | Cite as

Simple lattice model with inertia for sand piles

  • Eric Goles
  • Gregorio González
  • Hans Herrmann
  • Servet Mart´inez

Abstract

In this article we make a critical analysis of the model proposed by Weber, present an improvement that gives the logarithmic correction on the shape of sandpiles properly, and study the normal forces on the surface supporting a pile using the improved model.

Key wordsCellular automata, Heap formation 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Goles
    • 1
  • Gregorio González
    • 1
  • Hans Herrmann
    • 2
  • Servet Mart´inez
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad de Chile, Departamento de Ingeniería Matemática, Beaucheff 850, Santiago de Chile, ChileCL
  2. 2.Ecole Superieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles, Laboratoire de Physique-Mecanique des Milieux Heterogenes, 10 rue Vauquelin, Paris 75231 Cedex 05, FranceFR

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