Simple lattice model with inertia for sand piles

Eric Goles, Gregorio Gonzalez, Hans Herrmann, Servet Martínez

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In this article we make a critical analysis of the model proposed by Weber, present an improvement that gives the logarithmic correction on the shape of sandpiles properly, and study the normal forces on the surface supporting a pile using the improved model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-140
Number of pages4
JournalGranular Matter
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Cellular automata
  • Heap formation


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