IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/eee/phsmap/v266y1999i1p366-371.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

The physics of sand castles: maximum angle of stability in wet and dry granular media

Author

Listed:
  • Barabási, Albert-László
  • Albert, Réka
  • Schiffer, Peter

Abstract

We demonstrate that stability criteria can be used to calculate the maximum angle of stability, θm, of a granular medium composed of spherical particles in three dimensions and circular discs in two dimensions. We apply the results to wet granular material by calculating the dependence of θm on the liquid content of the material. The results are in good agreement with our experimental data.

Suggested Citation

  • Barabási, Albert-László & Albert, Réka & Schiffer, Peter, 1999. "The physics of sand castles: maximum angle of stability in wet and dry granular media," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 266(1), pages 366-371.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:266:y:1999:i:1:p:366-371
    DOI: 10.1016/S0378-4371(98)00618-9
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378437198006189
    Download Restriction: Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only. Journal offers the option of making the article available online on Science direct for a fee of $3,000

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to search for a different version of it.

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Batac, Rene & Pastor, Marissa & Arciaga, Marko & Bantang, Johnrob & Monterola, Christopher, 2009. "Kinks, logarithmic tails, and super-stability in bi-disperse granular media," Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Elsevier, vol. 388(15), pages 3072-3082.

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Sand castles; Granular medium; Maximum angle;

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:eee:phsmap:v:266:y:1999:i:1:p:366-371. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Dana Niculescu). General contact details of provider: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/physica-a-statistical-mechpplications/ .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.