PRIN PNRR 2022 - Improving the modeling capabilities of geophysical granular flows through experimental and numerical simulations

The Project is aimed at improving our knowledge and modeling capabilities of natural granular flows like landlides, volcanic block and ash flows and pyroclastic density currents by integrating large-scale flow experiments using an existing state of the art facility and numerical modeling of the experiments. In particular, we will focus on the interaction between the flow and the substrate from the particle scale up to the bulk flow scale and how this interaction affects the flow characteristics and related hazard.

Eugenio Nicotra