Shearing of frictional sphere packings

Schröter M, Métayer JF, Suntrup III DJ, Radin C, Swinney HL (2011)

Publication Language: English

Publication Status: Published

Publication Type: Journal article, Original article

Publication year: 2011


Publisher: Institute of Physics: EPL

Book Volume: 93

Article Number: 64003

Journal Issue: 6

DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/93/64003


We measure shear response in packings of glass beads by pulling a thin, rough, metal plate vertically through a bed of volume fraction , which is set, before the plate is pulled, in the range from 0.575 to 0.628. The yield stress is velocity independent over 4 decades and increases exponentially with , with a transition at ≈0.595. An analysis of the measured force fluctuations indicates that the shear modulus is significantly smaller than the bulk modulus. © 2011 Europhysics Letters Association.

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Schröter, M., Métayer, J.-F., Suntrup III, D.J., Radin, C., & Swinney, H.L. (2011). Shearing of frictional sphere packings. EPL - Europhysics Letters, 93(6).


Schröter, Matthias, et al. "Shearing of frictional sphere packings." EPL - Europhysics Letters 93.6 (2011).

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