Frictional mechanics of wet granular material.

  title={Frictional mechanics of wet granular material.},
  author={J C G{\'e}minard and Wolfgang Losert and Jerry P. Gollub},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics},
  volume={59 5 Pt B},
The mechanical response of a wet granular layer to imposed shear is studied experimentally at low applied normal stress. The granular material is immersed in water and the shear is applied by sliding a plate resting on the upper surface of the layer. We monitor simultaneously the horizontal and the vertical displacements of the plate to submicron accuracy… CONTINUE READING