Micro origins for macro behavior in granular media

J. Zhao, M. Jiang, K. Soga, Stefan Luding

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We report the latest advances in understanding, characterization and modeling of key micro mechanisms and origins underpinning the interesting and complex macroscopic behavior of granular matter. Included in this Topical Collection are novel theories, innovative experimental tools and new numerical approaches, focusing primarily on three subtopics governing important multiscale properties of granular media: (a) the jamming transition from fluid- to solid-like behavior, critical state flow and wave propagation, (b) the signature of fabric and its evolution for granular media under general loading conditions, and (c) mechanisms like rotation, breakage, failure and aggregation. The significance of these contributions and exploratory future directions pertaining to cross-scale understanding of granular matter are discussed
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalGranular matter
Issue number59
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2016


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