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On the fabric tensor of polydisperse granular materials in two dimension

Madadi, Mahyar; Tsoungui, Olivier; Lätzel , Marc; Luding, S

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The trace of the fabric tensor in static, isotropic, two-dimensional, frictionless, polydisperse granular materials is examined theoretically and numerically. In the monodisperse case, the trace of the fabric tensor equals the product of volume fraction and coordination number-thus the fabrics trace can be seen as contact density. For various size distributions, we obtain a correction factor to the monodisperse observation, which involves the first three moments of the particle size...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/34495
Source: International Journal of Solids and Structures
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2003.12.005

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