Novel experimental apparatus for granular experiments on basal friction

Hu Zheng, Joshua A. Dijksman, Robert P. Behringer

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Abstract

We have designed a novel experimental apparatus to probe the mechanics of sheared quasi two-dimensional frictional granular materials with tunable friction from the supporting base of the apparatus. The experiment consists of a floating layer of photoelastic disks, which is subject to deformation. Forces on the particles are measured at the particle scale, using their photoelastic properties. This novel setup makes the study of the role of basal friction on sheared granular media possible.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPowders and Grains 2013 - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media
Pages465-468
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media: Powders and Grains 2013 - Sydney, NSW, Australia
Duration: 8 Jul 201312 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1542
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media: Powders and Grains 2013
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CitySydney, NSW
Period8/07/1312/07/13

Keywords

  • basal friction
  • granular mechanics
  • granular packings
  • photoelasticity

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