Uncovering the secrets to relieving stress: discrete element analysis of force chains in particulate media

Maya Muthuswamy, John Peters, Antoinette Tordesillas
2006 ANZIAM Journal  
The traditional analyses for structures that are either built upon (for example, foundations), or are used for storage and handling of particulate solids (for example, bins, silos, hoppers, and bunkers) cannot account for important processes originating in the evolution of microscale particle kinematics and kinetics. Until recently, the complexity of these processes could only be perceived through macroscale
doi:10.21914/anziamj.v47i0.1049 fatcat:7oiwnm4ecvclfos42gzbjmfvgm