EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 249, 2021Powders & Grains 2021 – 9th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||07 June 2021|
Granular impacts: how far the Boussinesq model can go?
Escuela de Ingeniería Civil, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile
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Published online: 7 June 2021
A key problem on granular impacts deals with the determination of the mechanical response of the grains due to the impact of the intruder. This topic has been poorly addressed in the literature so far, a gap to which this study aims to contribute by measuring the pressure distribution at the bottom of a loose and dry sandy bed, impacted by a heavy sphere of fixed diameter. Exploring different bed thicknesses and intruder’s dropping height, we have found that the structure of this distribution is very similar to the Boussinesq model, initially proposed for a static point-force acting over an isotropic-elastic medium. This surprising result opens up many challenging questions that could help validate or refute this model in other scenarios.
A video is available at https://doi.org/10.48448/6xkd-4379
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