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Murthy, Tejas and Saldana, Christopher (2013) EVOLUTION OF DEFORMATION FIELDS IN PLOUGHING OF SAND. In: 5th International Young Geotechnical Engineers' Conference (iYGEC), AUG 31-SEP 01, 2013, Ecole Ponts ParisTech, Marne la Vallee, FRANCE, pp. 439-442.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/978-1-61499-297-4-439


This paper reports on an experimental study on the ploughing or orthogonal cutting in sand. Plane strain cutting or ploughing experiments were carried out on model Ottawa sand while being imaged at high resolution. The images obtained were further processed using image analysis and the evolution of the velocity and deformation fields were obtained from these analysis. The deformation fields show the presence of a clear shear zone in which the sand accrues deformation. A net change in the direction of the velocity of the sand is also clearly visible. The effective depth of cut of the sand also increases with continuous cutting as the sand reposes on itself. This deformation mechanics at the incipient stages of cutting is similar to that observed in metal cutting.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Series.: Advances in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Publisher: IOS PRESS
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to the IOS PRESS, NETHERLANDS
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 23 May 2014 06:41
Last Modified: 26 May 2014 08:58
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/49061

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