Modelling for collective motion of granular particles driven by motion of interfaces

Shin Ya Komura*, Yoshihiro Yamazaki

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A model for the collective motion of granular particles induced by an interaction with interface motion is constructed. By numerical simulation, it is found that the model can qualitatively reproduce labyrinthine patterns that are quite similar to those experimentally obtained in the drying process of a water-granule mixture. It is found that the characteristic scale of the patterns is proportional to the inverse of the strength of dynamic friction for the particles. Moreover, the stick-slip motion of the interfaces is confirmed in our model.

Original languageEnglish
Article number083801
Journaljournal of the physical society of japan
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Aug 1


  • Front aggregation
  • Granular particle
  • Numerical simulation
  • Pattern formation
  • Phase field
  • Sweeping front

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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