Deterministic Micromechanical Modelling of Failure or Flow in Discrete Planes of Densely Packed Particle Assemblies: Introductory Principles

  • M. J. Adams
  • B. J. Briscoe


This introductory review of dense-phase powder flows consists of two parts. The first, concerned with the precedents in continuous or dense solids, discusses three topics: plastic flow, fracture, and solid-solid friction. The second part follows this scheme for particle systems, drawing on the descriptions provided for continua. The intention is to provide a general introduction to these topics for those readers who have only a limited familiarity with this subject, which is now attracting a growing interest as reflected, for example, at the winter school on the physics of granular media, held at Les Houches Physics Centre, France (Bideau and Dodds, 1991).


Shear Band Wall Shear Stress Surface Free Energy Frictional Force Particle Assembly 
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