Articles | Volume 19, issue 11
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2339–2358, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-2339-2019
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 2339–2358, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-19-2339-2019

Research article 30 Oct 2019

Research article | 30 Oct 2019

Numerical modeling using an elastoplastic-adhesive discrete element code for simulating hillslope debris flows and calibration against field experiments

Adel Albaba et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (23 Jun 2019) by Mario Parise
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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Aug 2019) by Mario Parise
RR by Stéphane Lambert (19 Aug 2019)
RR by Alessandro Leonardi (05 Sep 2019)
ED: Publish as is (09 Sep 2019) by Mario Parise
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We present a discrete-element-based model which is adapted and used to produce hillslope debris flows. The model parameters were calibrated using field experiments, and a very good agreement was found in terms of pressure and flow velocity. Calibration results suggested that a link might exist between the model parameters and the initial conditions of the granular material. However, to better understand this link, further investigations are required by conducting detailed lab-scale experiments.
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