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Structural similarity between dry and wet sphere packings

Weis, Simon; Schroeder-Turk, Gerd; Schröter, Matthias

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The mechanical properties of granular materials change significantly in the presence of a wetting liquid which creates capillary bridges between the particles. This results e.g. in a reduced value of the volume fraction when a packing is prepared with added liquid. Here we use x-ray tomography to demonstrate that this change in mechanical properties is not accompanied by structural differences between dry and wet sphere packings when compared at the same volume fraction. We characterize the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/204763
Source: New Journal of Physics
DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/ab1517
Access Rights: Open Access

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