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Mapping forces in a 3D elastic assembly of grains

Saadatfar, Mohammad; Sheppard, Adrian; Senden, Tim J.; Kabla, Alexandre J.


Our understanding of the elasticity and rheology of disordered materials, such as granular piles, foams, emulsions or dense suspensions relies on improving experimental tools to characterise their behaviour at the particle scale. While 2D observations are now routinely carried out in laboratories, 3D measurements remain a challenge. In this paper, we use a simple model system, a packing of soft elastic spheres, to illustrate the capability of X-ray microtomography to characterise the internal...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-01
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 60.1 (2012): 55–66
DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2011.10.001


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