EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 249, 2021Powders & Grains 2021 – 9th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||07 June 2021|
A landslide granular phase transition
Laboratoire Ondes et Matiére d’Aquitaine (LOMA), 351 cours de la libération, 33405 Talence, France
2 University Grenoble-Alpes, INRAE, UR ETNA, 2 rue de la Papeterie BP 76, F-38402 St-Martin-d’Hères, France
Published online: 7 June 2021
Landslides appear in many different forms and sizes, from devastating debris flows to overly optimistic sand castles. A familiar and well-documented feature of all landslides is the positive correlation between volume and landslide runout. Larger landslides have a greater potential to reach farther. Here we explore the low volume limit and find a surprising negative correlation between volume and landslide runout. A decrease in volume leads to an increase in runout. In a series of experiments we systematically vary the landslide volume to reveal a transition between these two regimes.
A video is available at https://doi.org/10.48448/9wzj-5n94
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2021
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