Sunday, July 6, 2008


Physics of Sandcastles

X-ray microtomography (one of several techniques available at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility - the hard x-ray source) of a liquid cluster in a dense pile of glass beads with 0.8 mm diametre at a liquid content of 11% (only the liquid is shown)

Sandcastles = Wet granular piles

This is an illustration of the different kind of bindings between the grains (glass beads or sand). Click on image for enlargement.

Sand Sculpture

Photo: AP Photo/Petar Petrov

A sand sculpture is displayed during the first international sand sculpture festival in the Bulgarian town of Burgas.

Now You Know Exactly What Keeps The Sand Sculpture Together

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