Variational model of sandpile growth

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A model describing the evolving shape of a growing pile is considered, and is shown to be equivalent to an evolutionary quasi-variational inequality. If the support surface has no steep slopes, the inequality becomes a variational one. For this case existence and uniqueness of the solution are proved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-235
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Applied Mathematics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Mathematics


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