Failure processes of cemented granular materials.

  title={Failure processes of cemented granular materials.},
  author={Yuta Yamaguchi and Soumyajyoti Biswas and Takahiro Hatano and Lucas Goehring},
  journal={Physical review. E},
  volume={102 5-1},
The mechanics of cohesive or cemented granular materials is complex, combining the heterogeneous responses of granular media, like force chains, with clearly defined material properties. Here we use a discrete element model simulation, consisting of an assemblage of elastic particles connected by softer but breakable elastic bonds, to explore how this class of material deforms and fails under uniaxial compression. We are particularly interested in the connection between the microscopic… 

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