Mechanics of Wind-blown Sand Movements / Edition 1

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Mechanics plays a fundamental role in aeolian processes and other environmental studies. This proposed book systematically presents the new progress in the research of aeolian processes, especially in the research on mechanism, theoretical modelling and computational simulation of aeolian processes from the viewpoint of mechanics. Nowadays, environmental and aeolian process related problems are attracting more and more attention. We hope this proposed book will provide scientists and graduate students in aeolian research and other environmental research some mechanical methods and principles and introduce aeolian related problems of environment to mathematical and mechanical scientists.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Wind-Blown Sand Environment 1

Ch. 2 Flows of the Near-Surface Boundary Layer 19

Ch. 3 Sand Motion near the Sand Bed Surface 61

Ch. 4 Wind-Blown Sand Electrification 105

Ch. 5 Wind-Blown Sand Flux and its Prediction 133

Ch. 6 Aeolian Geomorphology and its Simulation - Aeolian Sand Ripples 181

Ch. 7 Aeolian Geomorphology and its Simulation - Aeolian Sand Dunes 219

Ch. 8 Mechanical Analysis on the Efficiency of Sand Prevention Methods 261

References 287

Author Index 301

Subject Index 305

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