|Title||Stress and fabric in granular material|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Chang CS, Liu Y|
|Journal||Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters|
|Keywords||discrete element method, force fabric tensor, granular material, material fabric tensor, stress tensor|
It has been well recognized that, due to anisotropic packing structure of granular material, the true stress in a specimen is different from the applied stress. However, very few research efforts have been focused on quantifying the relationship between the true stress and applied stress. In this paper, we derive an explicit relationship among applied stress tensor, material-fabric tensor, and force-fabric tensor; and we propose a relationship between the true stress tensor and the applied stress tensor. The validity of this derived relationship is examined by using the discrete element simulation results for granular material under biaxial and triaxial loading conditions.