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Underwater granular flows down inclined planes

Kumar, K and Soga, K and Delenne, JY (2015) Underwater granular flows down inclined planes. In: UNSPECIFIED pp. 473-478..

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In this study, two-dimensional sub-grain scale numerical simulations are performed to understand the local rheology of dense granular flows in fluid. The Discrete Element (DEM) technique is coupled with the Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM), for fluid-grain interactions, to understand the evolution of immersed granular flows. The fluid phase is simulated using Multiple-Relaxation-Time LBM (LBM-MRT) for numerical stability. The Eulerian nature of the LBM formulation, together with the common explicit time step scheme of both LBM and DEM makes this coupling strategy an efficient numerical procedure for systems dominated by both grain-grain and grain-fluid interactions. In order to simulate interconnected pore space in 2D, a reduction in the radius of the grains (hydrodynamic radius) is assumed during LBM computations. By varying the hydrodynamic radius of the grains, granular materials of different permeabilities can be simulated.A parametric analysis is performed to assess the influence of the granular characteristics (initial packing, permeability, slope of the inclined plane) on the evolution of flow and run-out distances. The effect of hydrodynamic forces and hydroplaning on the run-out evolution is analysed by comparing the mechanism of energy dissipation and flow evolution in dry and immersed granular flows.Voronoi tesselation was used to study the evolution of local density and water entrainment at the flow front. © 2015 Taylor & Francis Group.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions: Div D > Geotechnical and Environmental
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:05
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2020 12:12
DOI: 10.1201/b17395-85