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On an evolution equation for sand dunes

Ellis, A. S. and Fowler, A. C. (2010) On an evolution equation for sand dunes. SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics . (Submitted)



We propose a model for aeolian or fluvial dune formation in which the turbulent flow of air or water is described by a constant eddy viscosity model. Asymptotic methods are used to derive an expression for the basal shear stress and this is used in the Exner equation to describe a nonlinear model for the evolution of dunes. The model is then extended to allow for the existence of separation bubbles in a self-consistent way, and computational results of the consequent model are presented.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:D - G > General
Research Groups:Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics
ID Code:997
Deposited By: Peter Hudston
Deposited On:26 Oct 2010 09:22
Last Modified:29 May 2015 18:41

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