The temporal fluctuation of the average slope of a ricepile model is investigated. It is found that the power spectrum S(f) scales as 1/f(alpha) with alpha approximate to 1.3 when grains of rice are added only to one end of the pile. If grains are randomly added to the pile, the power spectrum exhibits 1/f(2) behavior. The profile fluctuations of the pile under different driving mechanisms are also discussed.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review E|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|