Granular and Complex Materials

Granular and Complex Materials

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The science of complex materials continues to engage researchers from a vast range of disciplines, including physics, mathematics, computational science, and virtually all domains of engineering. This volume presents a unique multidisciplinary panorama of the current research in complex materials. The contributions explore an array of problems reflecting recent developments in four main areas: characterization and modeling of disordered packings, micromechanics and continuum theory; discrete element method; statistical mechanics. The common theme is the quest to unravel the connection between the microscopic and macroscopic properties of complex materials. Sample Chapter(s). Chapter 1: Foam as granular matter (2, 433 KB). Contents: Foam as Granular Matter (D Weaire et al.); Delaunay Simplex Analysis of the Structure of Equal Sized Spheres (A V Anikeenko et al.); On Entropic Characterization of Granular Materials (R Blumenfeld); Mathematical Modeling of Granular Flow-Slides (I Vardoulakis a S Alevizos); The Mechanics of Brittle Granular Materials (I Einav); Stranger than Friction: Force Chain Buckling and Its Implications for Constitutive Modelling (A Tordesillas); Investigations of Size Effects in Granular Bodies During Plane Strain Compression (J Tejchman a J Grski); Granular Flows: Fundamentals and Applications (P W Cleary); Fine Tuning DEM Simulations to Perform Virtual Experiments with Three-Dimensional Granular Packings (G W Delaney et al.); Fluctuations in Granular Materials (R P Behringer); Statistical Mechanics of Dense Granular Media (M Pica Ciamarra et al.); Compaction of Granular Systems (P Richard et al.). Readership: Physicists, material scientists, soil engineers and applied mathematicians.Fig. 8. Schematic jamming diagram suggested by Liu and Nagel. Jammed states exist for low volume per particle (high I†) or high inverse density, low stress, and in the case of thermal systems such as molecular glasses, low temperatures.

Title:Granular and Complex Materials
Author: Tomaso Aste, T. Di Matteo, A. Tordesillas
Publisher:World Scientific - 2007-01-01

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