Measurement of granular material packing

Michael Bloom, Michael Russell, Aliaksei Kustau, Keicha Muriel, Shreekanth Mandayam, Beena Sukumaran

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Granular material packing is of considerable importance when considering the stability and shear strength of granular media. It has been shown in various studies that the shear strength of granular media is influenced by inherent particle characteristics such as shape, angularity, surface texture and mineralogy. In this study, granular material packing at the grain scale is studied to see how packing is influenced by these inherent particle characteristics and if there is any evidence of an intermediate scale larger than the grain scale. Studies will also show clear evidence of the influence of shape, angularity and surface texture on the granular packing obtained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPowders and Grains 2009 - Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Nov 27 2009
Event6th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media, Powders and Grains 2009 - Golden, CO, United States
Duration: Jul 13 2009Jul 17 2009

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Other6th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media, Powders and Grains 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityGolden, CO

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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