When dense granular systems are exposed to external forcing, they evolve on the time scale that is typically related to the externally imposed one (shear or compression rate, for example). This evolution could be characterized by observing temporal evolution of contact networks. However, it is not immediately clear whether the force networks, defined on contact networks by considering force interactions between the particles, evolve on a similar time scale. To analyze the evolution of these networks, we carry out discrete element simulations of a system of soft frictional disks exposed to compression that leads to jamming. By using the tools of computational topology, we show that close to jamming transition, the force networks evolve on the time scale which is much faster than the externally imposed one. The presentation will discuss the factors that determine this fast time scale.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||EPJ Web of Conferences|
|State||Published - Jun 30 2017|
|Event||8th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media, Powders and Grains 2017 - Montpellier, France|
Duration: Jul 3 2017 → Jul 7 2017
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)