Restructuring of force networksH.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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