Anisotropy in granular media: Classical elasticity and directed-force chain network

Journal Article

A general framework that covers both classical anisotropic elasticity theory and a generally anisotropic "pseudoelasticity" theory, that appears within a linearized treatment of directed-force chain networks is presented. It is shown how the formalism applies to the example of a triangular ball-and-spring network, indicating how spring stiffnesses must be chosen to access all possible regions of the general parameter space.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Otto, M; Bouchaud, JP; Claudin, P; Socolar, JES

Published Date

  • 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 67 / 3 1

Start / End Page

  • 031302/1 - 031302/24

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1063-651X