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dc.contributor.authorAntony, S.J.*
dc.contributor.authorAl-Sharabi, M.*
dc.contributor.authorRahmanian, Nejat*
dc.contributor.authorBarakat, T.*
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-17T12:17:38Z
dc.date.available2015-12-17T12:17:38Z
dc.date.issued2015-11
dc.identifier.citationAntony SJ, Al-Sharabi M, Rahmanian N and Barakat T (2015) Shear stress distribution within narrowly constrained structured grains and granulated powder beds. Advanced Powder Technology, 26 (6): 1702–1711.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/7544
dc.description.abstractAn experimental study is presented here to understand the stress transmission characteristics under different geometrical arrangements of particulates inside a narrow chamber subjected to axial compression loading. The multi-grain systems considered here are face-centred, simple cubic and poly-dispersed structures, as well as inclusions embedded inside seeded, unseeded and cohesive powder bed of Durcal (calcium carbonate). The distribution of the maximum shear stress, direction of the major principal stress and shear stress concentration factor were obtained using photo stress analysis tomography (PSAT). The results show that the maximum shear stress distribution in the simple cubic structure is chain-like and self-repetitive, i.e., a single grain behaviour is representative of the whole system. This is not the case in the case of other granular packing. In the case of the inclusion surrounded by powder media, the maximum shear stress distribution in the inclusion occurs through ring-like structures, which are different from those observed in the structured granular packing. This tendency increases for an increase in the cohesivity of the surrounding particulates. In the granular systems, the direction of the major principal stress is mostly orthogonal to the direction of loading except in some particles in the random granular packing. In the case of inclusion surrounded by Durcal particulates, the directional of the major principal stress acts along the direction of the axial loading except in the ring region where this tends to be oblique to the direction of axial loading. Estimates of the shear stress concentration factor (k) show that, k tends to be independent of the structural arrangement of granular packing at higher load levels. In the case of inclusion surrounded by powder bed, k for the seeded granulated particulate bed is mostly independent of the external load levels. In the case of unseeded particulate (granulated) bed, a fluctuation in k is observed with the loading level. This suggests that the seeded granules could distribute stresses in a stable manner without much change in the nature of shear stress-transmitting fabric of the particulate contacts under external loading. An increase in the cohesion of particulate bed results in more plastic deformation as shown by the differential shear stress concentration factor. The results reported in this study show the usefulness of optical stress analysis to shed some scientific lights on unravelling some of the complexities of particulate systems under different structural arrangements of grains and surrounding conditions of the inclusions in particulate media.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apt.2015.10.011en_US
dc.rights© 2015 Elsevier. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.en
dc.subjectParticulate media; Granular materials; Powders; Micromechanics; Photo stress analysis tomography; Structured materials; Particulatesen_US
dc.titleShear stress distribution within narrowly constrained structured grains and granulated powder bedsen_US
dc.status.refereedyesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2015-10-22
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionAccepted manuscripten_US
refterms.dateFOA2017-03-01T00:00:00Z


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