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BRIDGES IN VIBRATED GRANULAR MEDIA

  • Anita Mehta
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 111)

Abstract

We study a particular consequence of the dynamics of vibrated granular media, which is the spontaneous formation of stable bridges. Here we examine their geometrical characteristics, and compare the results of a simple theory with those of independent simulations of three-dimensional hard spheres. Our conclusion is that bridges are the signatures of spatiotemporal inhomogeneities, the carriers of the so-called ‘force chains’.

Keywords

Granular Medium Force Chain Contact Network Granular System Base Extension 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anita Mehta
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  1. 1.S N Bose National Centre for Basic SciencesCalcuttaIndia

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