Evolution of the effective moduli for anisotropic granuar materials during pure shear

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Abstract

We analyze the behavior of a frictionless dense granular packing sheared at constant volume. Goal is to predict the evolution of the effective moduli along the loading path. Because of the structural anisotropy that develops in the system, volumetric and deviatoric stresses and strains are cross coupled via four distinct quantities, the classical bulk and shear moduli and two anisotropy moduli. Here, by means of numerical simulation, we apply small perturbations to various equilibrium states that previously experienced different pure shear strains and investigate the effect of the microstructure (2 nd rank fabric tensor) on the elastic bulk response. Besides the expected dependence of the bulk modulus on the isotropic fabric, we find that both the isotropic density of contacts and the (deviatoric) orientational anisotropy affect the anisotropy moduli. Interestingly, the shear modulus of the material depends also on the actual stress state, along with the (isotropic and anisotropic) contact configuration.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPowders and Grains 2013
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media
EditorsAibing Yu, Kejun Dong, Runyu Yang, Stefan Luding
PublisherAIP Publishing LLC
Pages1238-1241
ISBN (Print)978-0-7354-1166-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2013
Event7th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media, Powders and Grains 2013 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 8 Jul 201312 Jul 2013
Conference number: 7
http://www.pg2013.unsw.edu.au/

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAIP Publishing LLC
Volume1542
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media, Powders and Grains 2013
Abbreviated titlePowders & Grains
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period8/07/1312/07/13
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Keywords

  • DEM
  • Deviatoric stress and strain
  • Structural anisotropy
  • Calibration
  • PARDEM

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