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Micro-macro characterization of granular materials

Zhang, Y and Xu, X and Ling, D (2012) Micro-macro characterization of granular materials. In: UNSPECIFIED pp. 345-350..

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The intrinsic complexity of granular materials stems from the fact that the characterizing variables at the micro-scale and the macro-scale are of different nature. Macroscopically, tensorial variables (stress tensor, strain tensor, fabric tensor) are commonly used based on Representative Volume Element (RVE), while vectorial variables (contact force, contact displacement, contact normal) are adopted at particle-scale. This paper mainly discusses some basic characterizations for these two scales, as well as their correlations. Numerical simulations using Discrete Element Method (DEM) are then conducted to show the evolutions of both microscopic and macroscopic variables during monotonic loading. It is indicated that the particle reorientations in the dense sample are much more pronounced than that in the loose one during shearing. © (2012) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions: Div D > Geotechnical and Environmental
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:34
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2020 05:54
DOI: 10.4028/