Novel experimental apparatus for granular experiments on basal friction


Conference Paper

We have designed a novel experimental apparatus to probe the mechanics of sheared quasi two-dimensional frictional granular materials with tunable friction from the supporting base of the apparatus. The experiment consists of a floating layer of photoelastic disks, which is subject to deformation. Forces on the particles are measured at the particle scale, using their photoelastic properties. This novel setup makes the study of the role of basal friction on sheared granular media possible. © 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.

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Cited Authors

  • Zheng, H; Dijksman, JA; Behringer, RP

Published Date

  • August 1, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1542 /

Start / End Page

  • 465 - 468

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1551-7616

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0094-243X

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9780735411661

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.4811968

Citation Source

  • Scopus