Discussion: Numerical study on the entrainment of bed material into rapid landslides

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Abstract

A paper recently published in this journal (Pirulli & Pastor, 2012) uses numerical modelling to study the important problem of entrainment of bed material by landslides. Unfortunately, some of the basic equations employed in the study are flawed, because they violate the principle of linear momentum conservation. Similar errors exist in some other studies of entrainment, and the errors appear to stem from confusion about the role of bed-sediment inertia in differing frames of reference.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Discussion: Numerical study on the entrainment of bed material into rapid landslides
Series title Geotechnique
DOI 10.1680/geot.12.D.007
Volume 63
Issue 10
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher ICE Publishing
Contributing office(s) Volcano Science Center
Description 2 p.
First page 887
Last page 888