Accession Number : AD0436458

Title :   MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF GRANULAR SYSTEMS,

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV N J SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Farouki,Omar T. ; Winterkorn,Hans F.

Report Date : 01 JAN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : The granular systems treated are devoid of interparticle cohesion, and the individual grains are independent of each other except for frictional interaction and geometric constraints incidental to the existing type of packing. The component particles may be of any size from the finest snad to pebbles, cobbles or even boulders. Existing theoretical concepts are briefly presented, critically reviewed and checked against a large number of available test data. Special attention is given to the ''macromeritic state'' concept which has been developed in analogy with accepted theories concerning the solid, liquid and solution states of molecular assemblies. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOILS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), (*SOIL MECHANICS, GRAVEL), SAND, SPHERES, PARTICLES, FRICTION, SHEAR STRESSES, THEORY, PARTICLE SIZE, POROSITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE