The stress response in confined arrays of frictional and frictionless particles

  title={The stress response in confined arrays of frictional and frictionless particles},
  author={Abdullah Çakır and Leonardo E. Silbert},
  journal={Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment},
  • A. Çakır, L. Silbert
  • Published 29 July 2011
  • Physics, Mathematics
  • Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
Stress transmission inside three-dimensional granular packings is investigated using computer simulations. Localized force perturbation techniques are implemented for frictionless and frictional shallow, ordered, granular arrays confined by solid boundaries for a range of system sizes. Stress response profiles for frictional packings agree well with the predictions for the semi-infinite half-plane of classical isotropic elasticity theory down to boxes of linear dimensions of approximately forty… 
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