Browse Graduate Dissertations and Theses at Illinois by Subject "granular media"
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(2015-05-01)We propose an optimization scheme for the tailored dynamic response through a two-dimensional packing of spherical beads. Our goal is to minimize or maximize the reaction force at the desired bead contacts. Two design ...
Experimental study of elasto-plastic wave propagation in one-dimensional and two-dimensional disk arrays (2014-01-16)In this work, a drop-weight tower setup and a modified split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) are used to dynamically load one- (1D) and two-dimensional (2D) arrays of disks in contact. The disks are made of aluminum 6061 T6 ...
(2011-08-25)In this work, a modified split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) is used to impact one-dimensional granular chain of spheres. These homogeneous chains used here comprise of brass, aluminum, or stainless steel spherical beads, ...
(2020-01-29)Random wave fields that have explored large volumes over long times contain much information. Studying these diffuse fields and extracting the information contained in them are the primary aims of Diffuse Field Theory. ...