Micromechanics of complex granular materials: A focus on small strain behavior

V. Magnanimo*

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    We study the bulk properties of isotropic and anisotropic granular assemblies using discrete element simulations and experiments. The focus is on the influence of the microstructure on the elastic properties of the aggregate. By studying three selected examples, namely assemblies of monodisperse glass beads, bidisperse mixtures in size and soft-stiff bimodal mixtures, we show that the effective moduli of a dense granular assembly can be manipulated by properly combining material characteristics and system properties.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number01010
    Number of pages4
    JournalEPJ Web of Conferences
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2017
    Event8th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media, Powders & Grains 2017 - Montpellier, France
    Duration: 3 Jul 20177 Jul 2017
    Conference number: 8


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