# What Determines the Static Force Chains in Stressed Granular Media?

@article{Gendelman2016WhatDT, title={What Determines the Static Force Chains in Stressed Granular Media?}, author={Oleg V. Gendelman and Yoav G. Pollack and Itamar Procaccia and Shiladitya Sengupta and Jacques Zylberg}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2016}, volume={116 7}, pages={ 078001 } }

The determination of the normal and transverse (frictional) interparticle forces within a granular medium is a long-standing, daunting, and yet unresolved problem. We present a new formalism that employs the knowledge of the external forces and the orientations of contacts between particles (of any given size), to compute all the interparticle forces. Having solved this problem, we exemplify the efficacy of the formalism showing that the force chains in such systems are determined by an… CONTINUE READING

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