A model for the collective motion of granular particles induced by an interaction with interface motion is constructed. By numerical simulation, it is found that the model can qualitatively reproduce labyrinthine patterns that are quite similar to those experimentally obtained in the drying process of a water-granule mixture. It is found that the characteristic scale of the patterns is proportional to the inverse of the strength of dynamic friction for the particles. Moreover, the stick-slip motion of the interfaces is confirmed in our model.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)