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Numerical modelling of aeolian erosion over a surface with non-uniformly distributed roughness elements

Abstract

The present study is focused on the analysis of the mean wall friction velocity on a surface including roughness elements exposed to a turbulent boundary layer. These roughness elements represent non-erodible particles over an erodible surface of an agglomeration of granular material on industrial sites. A first study has proposed a formulation that describes the evolution of the friction velocity as a function of geometrical parameters and cover rate with different uniform roughness distributions. The present simulations deal with non-uniform distributions of particles with a random sampling of diameters, heights, positions and arrangements. The evolution (relative to geometrical parameters of the roughness elements) of the friction velocity for several non-uniform distributions of roughness elements was analysed by the equation proposed in the literature and compared to the results obtained with the numerical simulations. This comparison showed very good agreement. Thus, the formulation developed for uniform particles was found also to be valid for a larger spectrum of particles noted on industrial sites. The present work aims also to investigate in detail the fluid mechanics over several roughness particles. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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hal-01238321 , version 1 (04-12-2015)

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B. Furieri, J. L. Harion, M. Milliez, S. Russeil, J. M. Santos. Numerical modelling of aeolian erosion over a surface with non-uniformly distributed roughness elements. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 2014, 39 (2), pp.156-166. ⟨10.1002/esp.3435⟩. ⟨hal-01238321⟩
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