Micro-scale anisotropy of contacts and pores in granular media
1 Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Safety, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
2 Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States of America
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Published online: 30 June 2017
This paper considers the anisotropy associated with the interparticle contact network and interconnected pore space, which is quantified through a scalar quantity based on the fabric tensor. The study focused on the anisotropy associated with subsets of contacts and pores. It is shown that the stress ratio can be directly related to the geometric anisotropy of strong and non-sliding contacts, and that the anisotropy of pores is correlated with the anisotropy of contacts.
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