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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


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

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.

81.05.Rm - Porous materials; granular materials.

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