Energy dissipation in sheared wet granular assemblies

Kovalcinova, L., Karmakar, S., Schaber, M., Schuhmacher, A.-L., Scheel, M., DiMichiel, M., Brinkmann, Martin, Seemann, R. and Kondic, L. (2018) Energy dissipation in sheared wet granular assemblies. Physical Review E, 98 (3). 032905. ISSN 2470-0045

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Abstract

Energy dissipation in sheared dry and wet granulates is considered in the presence of an externally applied confining pressure. Discrete element simulations reveal that for sufficiently small confining pressures, the energy dissipation is dominated by the effects related to the presence of cohesive forces between the particles. The residual resistance against shear can be quantitatively explained by a combination of two effects arising in a wet granulate: (i) enhanced friction at particle contacts in the presence of attractive capillary forces and (ii) energy dissipation due to the rupture and reformation of liquid bridges. Coulomb friction at grain contacts gives rise to an energy dissipation which grows linearly with increasing confining pressure for both dry and wet granulates. Because of a lower Coulomb friction coefficient in the case of wet grains, as the confining pressure increases the energy dissipation for dry systems is faster than for wet ones.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F300 Physics
H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2020 10:29
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2020 10:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/42463

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