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By R. Chambon (auth.), Stéphane Bonelli, Cristian Dascalu, François Nicot (eds.)

This ebook offers contributions to the ninth overseas Workshop on Bifurcation and Degradation in Geomaterials held in Porquerolles, France, might 23-26, 2011. This sequence of meetings, begun within the early Nineteen Eighties, is devoted to the study on degradation and instability phenomena in geomaterials.

The quantity gathers a sequence of manuscripts through tremendous overseas students reflecting contemporary developments in theoretical and experimental examine in geomechanics. It contains contributions on issues like instability research, localized and diffuse failure description, multi-scale modeling and functions to geo-environmental issues.

This ebook should be invaluable for someone attracted to the study on degradation and instabilities in geomechanics and geotechnical engineering, attractive to graduate scholars, researchers and engineers alike.

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2, respectively. Interestingly, kcs ' kcc for Á ' 0:4, and kss ' kcs for Á D 0:7. In this way, as the particle elongation increases, the packing passes from a contact network dominated by cc contacts to a contact network dominated by the complex contacts cs and ss. An additive decomposition of the stress tensor can be performed by grouping the contacts according to their types: D cc C cs C ss , where cc , cs and ss are obtained from the expression of the stress tensor (see Sect. 3) by restricting the summation to cc, cs and ss contacts, respectively.

Walker, Q. Lin, Force chains and force cycles. Phys. Rev. M. Walker, A. Tordesillas, Topological evolution in dense granular materials: a complex networks perspective. Int. J. Solids Struct. 47, 624–639 (2010) J. S. Majmudar, A. P. Behringer, Statistical properties of a 2D granular materials subjected to cyclic shear. Granul. Matter 12, 159–172 (2010) Microscopic Origins of Shear Strength in Packings Composed of Elongated Particles E. Az´ema and F. Radja¨ı Abstract We investigate the rheology, force transmission and texture of granular materials composed of elongated particles by means of contact dynamics simulations.

Matsuhima Abstract It is known that unsaturated soil exhibits more brittle failure due to the collapse of the water meniscus, caused by shearing or the infiltration of water, than saturated soil. The aim of this paper is to observe the strain localization behavior and the microstructural changes in partially saturated soil during the deformation process using microfocus X-ray CT. The strain localization of fully saturated, partially saturated, and air-dried sand specimens during triaxial compression tests is observed and discussed.

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