Forces on Bins : the Effect of Random Friction

Theq model of Coppersmithet al. @Phys. Rev. E53, 4673~1996!# has renewed interest in understanding the forces generated along the walls and at the bottom of a silo filled with a granular material. Fluctuations in the mean stress have been characterized for the q model, and related to experimental work on stress chains. The classical engineering approach to… CONTINUE READING