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Size Effects in a Slowly Sheared Granular Media

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S. J. Antony, M. Ghadiri

Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Process, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

J. Appl. Mech 68(5), 772-775 (Jan 08, 2001) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1387443 History: Received April 18, 2000; Revised January 08, 2001
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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(a) Enlargement of region of granular material showing the hydrostatic effect on a large grain surrounded with small grains, (b) despite the increase of external pressure, the large grain fracture becomes difficult because of this hydrostatic pressure (5)
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Schematic diagram showing the sectional view passing through the center of the periodic cell with submerged particle
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Illustrative diagram showing the state of stress and its bifurcation in the submerged particle
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Variation of the hydrostatic stress component of submerged particle normalized to that of the entire granular system during shearing
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Variation of the deviatoric stress component of submerged particle normalized to that of the entire granular system during shearing
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Variation of the ratio of deviatoric stress component to the hydrostatic stress component of submerged particle during shearing
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Variation of the ratio of deviatoric stress component to the hydrostatic stress component with size ratio of submerged particle at steady state

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