Exercise 2.4 - Sandpile
Examination of granular material flow:
In this laboratory work, we will study the mass fluctuations of a sandpile grown on different circular plates. The work consists of two parts. In the experimental part we will consider the shape of the sandpile grown by sand deposition and the avalanches (outflow, and its fluctuations). The computational part is done simulating a sandpile by a simple cell automation.
Schedule and appointments
Register to the exercise here: https://mycourses.aalto.fi/mod/choicegroup/view.php?id=699788
The registration must be made before 31.3.2021. Maximum of 15 students will be accepted. Ask for the model data from the assistant, when you want to start preparing the report, but not later than 31.3.2021.
NOTE: The reports should be submitted in English.
The course will be fully online. The model data for this work will be provided to students.
Prerequisites for the exercise:
Report submission and grading:
1) P. Bak, C. Tang, K. Wiesenfeld, Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 381-384 (1987)
2) P. Bak, C. Tang, K. Wiesenfeld, Phys. Rev. A 38, 364-375 (1988)
3) N. Yoshioka, Earth Planets Space 55, 283-289 (2003)
4) S. R. Nagel, Rev. Mod. Phys. 64, 321-325 (1992)