Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Subject "Granular Media"
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(2013-05-24)This research is concerned with the nonlinear dynamics and acoustics of one dimensional ordered granular media. In particular the considered granular systems are composed of discrete elastic spherical beads that mutually ...
Strongly nonlinear dynamics and acoustics of coupled granular sonic vacua: theoretical and experimental studies (2014-09-16)Passive control of energy flow by means of trapping, redirection and scattering has been the subject of considerable attention in recent years. The use of ordered granular media is a promising candidate for such designs. ...
(2012-09-18)Ordered granular media, such as a one dimensional aligned chain of spherical particles, have unique dynamic properties arising from the contact interaction of their individual grain constituents. A primary result of this ...
(2015-01-13)This dissertation studies wave propagation in granular media with the objective of developing stress wave tailoring applications. Two mechanisms for wave tailoring are investigated: the first part focuses on energy ...