Anisotropy in cohesive, frictional granular media

Stefan Luding*

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The modelling of cohesive, frictional granular materials with a discrete particle molecular dynamics is reviewed. From the structure of the quasi-static granular solid, the fabric, stress, and stiffness tensors are determined, including both normal and tangential forces. The influence of the material properties on the flow behaviour is also reported, including relations between the microscopic attractive force and the macroscopic cohesion as well as the dependence of the macroscopic friction on the microscopic contact friction coefficient. Related to the dynamics, the anisotropy of both structure and stress are exponentially approaching the maximum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2623-2640
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes


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