Most of the interesting properties of soils and other granular materials arise from the space that exists between and around the individual particles. Tests on mixtures of clay and fine gravel can be interpreted to suggest the loosest degree of packing for which some interaction between particles can occur. Tests on mixtures of sand with flexible fibres show enhanced dilatancy which can be modelled by allowing the fibres to steal some of the void from the sand.
|Title of host publication||Constitutive modelling of geomaterials|
|Subtitle of host publication||advances and new applications|
|Editors||Qiang Yang, Jian-Min Zhang, Hong Zheng, Yangping Yao|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Name||Springer series in geomechanics and geoengineering|