Force distribution within a barchan dune

  title={Force distribution within a barchan dune},
  author={Carlos Azael Alvarez and Erick de Moraes Franklin},
Barchan dunes, or simply barchans, are crescent-shaped dunes found in diverse environments such as the bottom of rivers, Earth’s deserts and the surface of Mars. In a recent paper [Phys. Rev. E 101, 012905 (2020)], we investigated the evolution of subaqueous barchans by using computational fluid dynamics discrete element method (CFD-DEM), and our simulations captured well the evolution of an initial pile toward a barchan dune in both the bedform and grain scales. The numerical method having… Expand

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