Impact response of granular layers

A Awasthi and ZY Wang and N Broadhurst and P Geubelle, GRANULAR MATTER, 17, 21-31 (2015).

DOI: 10.1007/s10035-015-0547-3

Motivated by the wave tailoring potential of granular media, this study aims at evaluating force transmission through granular layers made of spherical particles. 2D simulations based on Hertzian contact law between adjacent particles are performed on two distinct systems: (1) layers consisting of ordered bimaterial lattices, and (2) single material layers with random packing. For the ordered systems, force transmission properties are found to vary with material mismatch and layer thickness. Transmitted force-decay in random configurations is substantially higher than those in the ordered systems.

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