Mechanical properties of wet granular materials

Z. Fournier, D. Geromichalos, S. Herminghaus, M.M. Kohonen, Friedrich Gunther Mugele, M. Scheel, M. Schulz

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We elaborate on the impact of liquids upon the mechanical properties of granular materials. We find that most of the experimental and simulation results may be accounted for by a simple model assuming frictionless, spherical grains, with a hysteretic attractive interaction between neighbouring grains due to capillary forces.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)S477-S502
JournalJournal of physics: Condensed matter
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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