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Classical and Cosserat plasticity and viscoplasticity models for slow granular flow

Nott, Prabhu R (2009) Classical and Cosserat plasticity and viscoplasticity models for slow granular flow. In: Acta Mechanica, 205 (1-4). pp. 151-160.

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Abstract

We consider models for the rheology of dense, slowly deforming granular materials based of classical and Cosserat plasticity, and their viscoplastic extensions that account for small but finite particle inertia. We determine the scale for the viscosity by expanding the stress in a dimensionless parameter that is a measure of the particle inertia. We write the constitutive relations for classical and Cosserat plasticity in stress-explicit form. The viscoplastic extensions are made by adding a rate-dependent viscous stress to the plasticity stress. We apply the models to plane Couette flow, and show that the classical plasticity and viscoplasticity models have features that depart from experimental observations; the prediction of the Cosserat viscoplasticity model is qualitatively similar to that of Cosserat plasticity, but the viscosities modulate the thickness of the shear layer.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Chemical Engineering
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Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2009 09:16
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:33
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/20575

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