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From Dry Granular Flows to Submarine Avalanches

  • Mickael Pailha
  • Maxime Nicolas
  • Olivier Pouliquen

Abstract

Granular materials like sugar or sand can behave macroscopically like a liquid and flow. However, the description of this peculiar fluid still represents a challenge due to the lack of constitutive laws able to describe the rich phenomenology observed. In a first part of the paper, we rapidly review the properties of dry granular flows and we discuss recent advances in our understanding of their rheological behaviour. In a second part we discuss the more complex case of mixture of grains and liquid, and we show how the recent progresses obtained in the dry case allow to better understand immersed granular flows such as those encountered in submarine avalanches.

Keywords

Granular Material Granular Medium Incline Plane Dilatancy Angle Dilatant Behaviour 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mickael Pailha
    • 1
  • Maxime Nicolas
    • 1
  • Olivier Pouliquen
    • 1
  1. 1.IUSTI, CNRS UMR 6595Aix-Marseille UniversitéMarseilleFrance

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