Mathematics and Mechanics of Granular Materials

  • James M. Hill
  • A.P.S. Selvadurai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-iv
  2. J.M. Hill, A.P.S. Selvadurai
    Pages 1-9
  3. Shaun C. Hendy
    Pages 137-146
  4. Mohammed Hjiaj, Wenxiong Huang, Kristian Krabbenhøft, Scott W. Sloan
    Pages 147-165
  5. Wenxiong Huang, Mohammed Hjiaj, Scott W. Sloan
    Pages 167-184
  6. E. Pasternak, H.-B. Mühlhaus
    Pages 199-229
  7. Claudio Tamagnini, Francesco Calvetti, Gioacchino Viggiani
    Pages 265-291

About this book


Granular or particulate materials arise in almost every aspect of our lives, including many familiar materials such as tea, coffee, sugar, sand, cement and powders. At some stage almost every industrial process involves a particulate material, and it is usually the cause of the disruption to the smooth running of the process. In the natural environment, understanding the behaviour of particulate materials is vital in many geophysical processes such as earthquakes, landslides and avalanches. This book is a collection of current research from some of the major contributors in the topic of modelling the behaviour of granular materials. Papers from every area of current activity are included, such as theoretical, numerical, engineering and computational approaches. This book illustrates the numerous diverse approaches to one of the outstanding problems of modern continuum mechanics.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James M. Hill
    • 1
  • A.P.S. Selvadurai
    • 2
  1. 1.University of WollongongAustralia
  2. 2.McGill UniveristyMontrealCanada

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