We have created a flat piling of disks in a numerical experiment, using the Distinct Element Method (DEM), by depositing them under gravity. In the resulting pile, we then measured increments in stress and strain that were associated with a small decrease in gravity. We first describe the stress in terms of the strain using isotropic elasticity theory. Then, from a micro-mechanical view point, we calculate the relation between the stress and strain using the mean strain assumption. We compare the predicted values of Young's modulus and Poisson's ratio with those that were measured in the numerical experiment.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)