IUTAM Symposium on Mechanics of Granular and Porous Materials

Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Cambridge, U.K., 15–17 July 1996

  • N. A. Fleck
  • A. C. F. Cocks
Conference proceedings

Part of the Solid Mechanics and its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 53)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Constitutive Models

  3. Contact Mechanics and Computational Methods

    1. Bertil Storåkers
      Pages 173-184
    2. Jack Dvorkin
      Pages 185-192
    3. A. Anandarajah
      Pages 203-213
    4. R. De Borst, A. Benallal, R. H. J. Peerlings
      Pages 215-226
  4. Granular Flow: Theory and Applications

  5. Instabilities

  6. Applications

    1. H. N. G. Wadley, J. M. Kunze
      Pages 389-402
    2. K. T. Kim, H. T. Lee, J. S. Kim, Y. S. Kwon
      Pages 403-413
    3. S. A. Watson, M. J. Adams, S. L. Rough, B. J. Briscoe, T. Papathanasiou
      Pages 415-426
    4. S. B. Grafutko, V. N. Nikolaevskiy
      Pages 439-450
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 451-452

About these proceedings


This volume constitutes the Proceedings of the IUT AM Symposium on Mechanics of Granular and Porous Materials, held in Cambridge from 15th to 17th July 1996. The objectives were: 1. To review existing experimental results and practical phenomena on the flow and compaction of particulate media; 2. To review the current state of constitutive models, and their implementation for predicting the macroscopic response. 3. Identification of the shortcomings of existing models and procedures in understanding practical phenomena. The Symposium brought together the research communities of solid mechanics, materials science, geomechanics, chemical engineering and mathematics to review current knowledge of the flow and compaction of granular and porous media. The meeting emphasised the development and use of constitutive laws to model practical processes such as mixing, drainage and drying, compaction of metal and ceramic powders and soils, and instabilities associated with these processes. A common theme was to develop constitutive models from an understanding of the underlying physical mechanisms of deformation and fracture. It was particularly rewarding to find that the separate research communities came together during the meeting and came to a consensus as to the main mechanisms of deformation and failure of particulate and porous solids.


Analysis Drainage Transformation chemical engineering layers linearity mechanics model modeling numerical analysis simulation stability

Editors and affiliations

  • N. A. Fleck
    • 1
  • A. C. F. Cocks
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of EngineeringUniversity of CambridgeUK
  2. 2.Department of EngineeringUniversity of LeicesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6324-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5520-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
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