Reservoir formation in shallow granular flows through a contraction


Al-Tarazi, M. and Bokhove, O. and Kuipers, J.A.M. and Sint Annaland, M. van and Vreman, A.W. (2005) Reservoir formation in shallow granular flows through a contraction. [Report]

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Abstract:We consider flow of dry granular matter down an inclined chute with a localized contraction. Measurements and analysis show that changes in particle volume fraction are important, especially across granular bores. For fixed upstream conditions and depending on the nozzle width of the contraction, we observe either small oblique jumps, a reservoir with a steady jump, or a reservoir with an upstream traveling bore. Shallow layer theory extended to include porosity changes qualitatively predicts these regimes. Implications for volcanic debris
ows are discussed.
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