MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF GRANULAR SYSTEMS

THE GRANULAR SYSTEMS TREATED ARE DEVOID OF INTERPARTICLE COHESION, AND THE INDIVIDUAL GRAINS ARE INDEPENDENT OF EACH OTHER EXCEPT FOR FRICTIONAL INTERACTION AND GEOMETRIC CONSTRAINTS INCIDENTAL TO THE EXISTING TYPE OF PACKING. THE COMPONENT PARTICLES MAY BE OF ANY SIZE FROM THE FINEST SAND TO PEBBLES, COBBLES, OR EVEN BOULDERS. EXISTING THEORETICAL CONCEPTS ARE BRIEFLY PRESENTED, CRITICALLY REVIEWED AND CHECKED AGAINST A LARGE NUMBER OF AVAILABLE TEST DATA. SPECIAL ATTENTION IS GIVEN TO THE MACROMERITIC STATE CONCEPT DEVELOPED IN ANALOGY WITH ACCEPTED THEORIES CONCERNING THE SOLID, LIQUID AND SOLUTION STATES OF MOLECULAR ASSEMBLIES. IT IS SHOWN THAT THE MACROMERITIC STATE CONCEPT IS A VALUABLE HEURISTIC TOOL THAT NOT ONLY YIELDS NEW INSIGHTS INTO THE SHEAR BEHAVIOR OF GRANULAR SYSTEMS BUT ALSO PERMITS THE DERIVATION OF SIMPLE EQUATIONS AGREEING CLOSELY WITH EXPERIMENTAL RESULTS. /AUTHOR/

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 10-58
  • Monograph Title: Mechanical and physico-chemical properties of soils
  • Serial:

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  • Accession Number: 00230514
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 15 2004 2:40AM