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Profile Deformation of a Non Cohesive Granular Material in an Accelerated Box

  • V. S. Álvarez Salazar
  • A. Pérez Terrazo
  • A. Medina
  • C. A. Vargas
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Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Abstract

When a dry non cohesive granular material confined in a box in such a way that the initial profile of the free surface is a horizontal plane and it is accelerated uniformly, the final equilibrium profile changes to a tilted straight plane whose slope is a function of the magnitude of the acceleration, the magnitude of the gravity acceleration and the friction coefficient of the granular material. Here are presented a simple model, based on the Coulomb’s law, that describes correctly such a deformation and some experiments that back the theoretical predictions.

Keywords

Free Surface Friction Coefficient Granular Material Mustard Seed Initial Profile 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. S. Álvarez Salazar
    • 1
  • A. Pérez Terrazo
    • 1
  • A. Medina
    • 1
  • C. A. Vargas
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto Politécnico Nacional, SEPI ESIME UAMexicoMexico
  2. 2.Departamento de Ciencias BasicasUniversidad Autónoma Metropolitana-AzcapotzalcoMexicoMexico

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