Mechanics of Deformation and Flow of Particulate Materials

by Ching S. Chang, Prof.; Dept. of Civ. and Envir. Engrg., Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA,
Anil Misra, Assoc. Prof. of Civil Engrg.; Univ. of Missouri, Kansas City, MO,
Robert Y. Liang, Prof. and Dept. Chair; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., The Univ. of Akron, Akron, OH,
Marijan Babic, (A.M.ASCE), Asst. Prof.; Dept. of Civ. Engrg. and Geological Sciences, Univ. of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-7844-0251-1 (ISBN-13) | 0-7844-0251-5 (ISBN-10), 1997, Soft Cover, Pg. vii, 458
22 cm
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Conference information: A Symposium | Evanston, Illinois, United States | June 29-July 2, 1997

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This proceedings is composed of written contributions to the nine-session symposium on the Mechanics of Particulate Materials at the McNU Conference held at Evanston, Illinois, June 29-July 2, 1997. Particulate materials are ubiquitous in nature and pervade through all spheres of engineering. The mechanical behavior of these materials is, therefore, of utmost import to a number of engineering problems, for example, deformation and damage of soils and concrete, storage of grains and food-stuffs, flow processes in handling of particulate materials, ice floes, and material processing. Past several years have witnessed sustained efforts aimed at understanding the behavior of particulate materials. These efforts have resulted in the development of a variety of theoretical approaches, and complementary, computational and experimental techniques. The theoretical approaches for particulate materials have ranged from micromechanical methods, with the consideration of particle interactions, to conventional continuum mechanics methods. Similarly, computer simulation and experimental methods have been developed that study phenomena ranging from particle-level to bulk behavior. This publication represents a collection of recent advances on a variety of these topics classified into two areas: granular solids and granular fluids.

Subject Headings: Material mechanics | Material properties | Materials processing | Deformation (mechanics) | Soil properties | Soil deformation | Particles | Granular materials


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