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Soft Matter and Biological Physics
Eur. Phys. J. E 9, 261-264 (2002)
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2002-10077-1

Restructuring of force networks

H.J. Herrmann1, R. Cruz Hidalgo1 and F. Kun2

1  ICA-1, University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 27, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
2  Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary

hans@ica1.uni-stuttgart.de

(Received 15 March 2002 and Received in final form 29 July 2002 / Published online: 23 December 2002)

Abstract
The compaction of granular packings or soils is a collective process which for higher densities becomes increasingly slower reaching glassy behaviour. We present a study of this problem from various points of view, in particular we will represent the evolving force network that percolates through the system by an inverse fiber rupture model.

PACS
81.05.Rm - Porous materials; granular materials.

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