Mini-symposium on Mechanics and Physics of Granular Materials. EMI 2018 – MIT Boston

The mini-symposium MS40 – Mechanics and Physics of Granular Materials will be held in the EMI 2018 – MIT Boston, May 29 – June 1, 2018. Researchers are invited to submit an abstract to MS40 organized by the EMI Granular Materials Committee, from Oct 15, 2017 to Jan 31, 2018 in the link: ABSTRACT SUBMISSION, and register at: REGISTRATION

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Nearly every product, commodity, or infrastructure is constituted from,
derived from, or supported by granular materials through mining,
agriculture, or chemical processing. Granular materials are also central
to geomechanics and the design of foundations and earthworks. As
ubiquitous constituents of industrial processes and geophysical
phenomena, these materials exhibit behaviors ranging from rapid,
collision-dominated flows to quasi-static deformations. Granular
systems also share common properties over a wide range of particle
sizes, from rockfills to fine powders, and for colloidal multi-phase
materials. On the other hand, their macroscopic properties are entirely
dependent on the microstructural and micromechanical properties of
their grains and their interactions. As such, suitable attention should
also be paid to grain shape and cohesive forces.

MS40 Sessions:

This symposium will be composed of multiple sessions and will be
engaged in five themes:
• Behavior and Modeling of Granular and Particulate Media
(Matthew Kuhn & Anil Misra)
• Computational Approaches to Granular Materials (Ranganathan
Parthasarathy, Marcial Gonzalez, and Payam Poorsolhjouy)
• Geophysical and Flow Processes (Tony Rosato & Jidong Zhao)
• Packing of Granular Materials (Shunying Ji & Ali Daouadji)
• Multiscale approaches in particulate systems (Mahdia Hattab &
Payam Poorsolhjouy)
The symposium will address granular media viewed at all scales, including
granular modeling, continuum modeling, discrete micro-mechanics, and
the micro-macro transition. Contributions will include experimental,
analytical, computational and theoretical studies.


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