EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 140, 2017Powders and Grains 2017 – 8th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Particle simulations and particle-based methods|
|Published online||30 June 2017|
Micro-mechanical investigation of the effect of fine content on mechanical behavior of gap graded granular materials using DEM
1 GeM Institute, University of Nantes, 58 rue Michel Ange, BP 420, 44606, Saint-Nazaire Cedex, France
2 MPLAB-Multisciplinary Physics Laboratory, Faculty of Sciences, Lebanese University, Hadat-Baabda, Lebanon
Published online: 30 June 2017
In this paper, we present a micro-mechanical study of the effect of fine content on the behavior of gap graded granular samples by using numerical simulations performed with the Discrete Element Method. Different samples with fine content varied from 0% to 30% are simulated. The role of fine content in reinforcing the granular skeleton and in supporting the external deviatoric stress is then brought into the light.
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