Multi-scale homogenization of granular media

Vladimir T. Granik, Mauro Ferrari

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Abstract

The micromechanical theory of granular media, recently introduced by the authors, is here discussed in terms of homogenization concepts, and is employed to analyze the problem of a granular half-space subject to a concentrated compressive load at the free boundary. By contrast with the classical solution of Flamant, tensile microstresses are shown to exist. This provides a solution for the decades-old problem of the tensile openings in supporting geotechnical materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComposite Material Technology
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages217-222
Number of pages6
Volume53
ISBN (Print)0791809498
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
EventProceedings of the 16th Annual Energy-Sources Technology Conference and Exhibition - Houston, TX, USA
Duration: Jan 31 1993Feb 4 1993

Other

OtherProceedings of the 16th Annual Energy-Sources Technology Conference and Exhibition
CityHouston, TX, USA
Period1/31/932/4/93

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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