A Constitutive Model for Granular Materials with Surface Energy Forces

@inproceedings{Hicher2007ACM,
  title={A Constitutive Model for Granular Materials with Surface Energy Forces},
  author={Pierre Yves Hicher and Ching S. Chang},
  year={2007}
}
In light of environmental differences (such as gravitational fields, surface temperatures, atmospheric pressures, etc.), the mechanical behavior of the subsurface soil on the Moon is expected to be different from that on the Earth. Before any construction on the Moon can be envisaged, a proper understanding of soil properties and its mechanical behavior in these different environmental conditions is essential. This paper investigates the possible effect of surface-energy forces on the shear… CONTINUE READING