We present a new pattern formation process where labyrinthine structures emerge during slow drainage of a confined granular-fluid mixture. Capillary and frictional forces govern the process, and the resulting pattern has a characteristic wavelength that is a function of both the initial volume fraction of granular material in the mixture, and also the system thickness.
|Title of host publication||Traffic and Granular Flow 2007|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||7th International Conference on Traffic and Granular Flow, TGF 2007 - Orsay, France|
Duration: 20 Jun 2007 → 22 Jun 2007
|Other||7th International Conference on Traffic and Granular Flow, TGF 2007|
|Period||20/06/07 → 22/06/07|