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Granular mechanics: current theoretical framework and some applications

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  • UserTakashi Matsushima, Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Mechanics and Energy Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering University of Tsukuba
  • ClockFriday 02 March 2012, 16:00-17:00
  • HouseEngineering Department - Lecture Room 6.

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Although granular materials are everywhere in our daily life, our knowledge for their mechanics is still limited. They behave as gas, liquid or solid depending on their packing fraction. Their bulk behaviour is also strongly affected by the constituent grains properties. We have not had any general frameworks to analyse such problems yet. In my talk I would like to introduce some existing theoretical frameworks both from physics side and from engineering side, including my current work in Cavendish Lab. I would also like to introduce some interesting applications where granular mechanics play an essential role.

This talk is part of the Engineering Department Geotechnical Research Seminars series.

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