Granular element method (GEM): linking inter-particle forces with macroscopic loading

We present a new method capable of inferring, for the first time, inter-particle contact forces in irregularly-shaped natural granular materials (e.g., sands), using basic Newtonian mechanics and balance of linear momentum at the particle level. The method furnishes a relationship between inter-part...

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Published in:Granular Matter, Vol. 14, No. 1 (2012), p. 51-61
Main Author: Andrade, E.
Other Involved Persons: Avila, F.
Format: electronic Article
Physical Description:Online-Ressource
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