Equilibrium State of a Binary Granular Solids Mixture
We consider a possible equilibrium configuration under dead load of a vertical cylindrical specimen which is composed of a mixture of two elastic materials. An energetic approach in the mixture evolution is performed and this particular approach can be utilized to describe the bi-phase characterization of the mixture material. Our final aim is to build a theoretical simple model to determine the decrease load bearing capacity of mixture.
M. Buonsanti et al., "Equilibrium State of a Binary Granular Solids Mixture", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 52-54, pp. 389-392, 2011