Particle crushing in granular assemblies

Adrian Russell, David Muir Wood, Mamoru Kikumoto

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    Idealised assemblies of equally sized spherical particles are subjected to a range of macroscopic compressive principal stresses and contact forces are determined. Stress fields within individual particles are studied and a failure criterion for brittle materials imposed indicating that crushing occurs when the maximum contact force reaches a threshold particle strength value, irrespective of the presence and magnitude of other lesser contact forces acting on the particle. Failure surfaces are drawn in the three dimensional principal stress space.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPowders and Grains 2009
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media
    EditorsMasami Nakagawa, Stefan Luding
    Place of PublicationMelville
    PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)9780735406827
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventPowders and Grains 2009 - Cecil H. & Ida Green Graduate and Professional Center on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines, Colorado, United States
    Duration: 13 Jul 200917 Jul 2009

    Publication series

    NameAIP conference proceedings
    PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics


    ConferencePowders and Grains 2009
    Abbreviated titleP&G 2009
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
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