Date of Award
Ph.D. in Engineering Science
Granular flows are mass movements of mixtures of solid particles and interstitial fluid. Examples include landslides, debris flows and tailings dam-break flows. These types of flows are often catastrophic events, and cover a wide range of phenomena of interest to both scientists and engineers. The mechanical properties of granular materials and the hydraulic behavior of the flows originate from solid and fluid phases, their distribution and interaction. Understanding the behavior of these types of flows and developing reliable predictive models are important.
Pophet, Nuttita, "A Numerical Study of Granular Dam-Break Flows" (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1665.