Views on Microstructures in Granular Materials

  • Pasquale Giovine
  • Paolo Maria Mariano
  • Giuseppe Mortara

Part of the Advances in Mechanics and Mathematics book series (AMMA, volume 44)

Also part of the Advances in Continuum Mechanics book sub series (ACM, volume 44)

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About this book


This contributed volume provides an up-to-date overview of the mechanics of granular materials, ranging from sparse media to soils. With chapters exploring state-of-the-art theoretical, experimental, and applied trends in the study of granular matter in various states, readers will be motivated to learn about the current challenges and potential avenues of exploration in this active area of research. Including a variety of perspectives, this volume will be a valuable reference for audiences in a number of fields. Specific topics covered include:

  • X-ray tomography techniques for analyzing sand
  • Evaluation of effective stress in unsaturated soils
  • Hyper-plasticity
  • Wave propagation in granular systems
  • Partly saturated porous media
  • Multi-scale approaches to the dynamics of sparse media

Views on Microstructures in Granular Materials is an ideal resource for PhD students and researchers in applied mathematics, solid-state physics, civil engineering, and mechanical engineering.


Microstructures granular Granular material modelling Constitutive models Soils mechanics Micromechanics Continuum mechanics Immiscible mixtures Porous media Granular material civil engineering Granular material math Multi-field theories X-ray tomography material science Unsaturated soil mechanics Hyperplasticity soil Wave propagation granular materials

Editors and affiliations

  • Pasquale Giovine
    • 1
  • Paolo Maria Mariano
    • 2
  • Giuseppe Mortara
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Civil, Energy, Environment, and Materials Engineering (DICEAM)University ‘Mediterranea’ of Reggio CalabriaReggio CalabriaItaly
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringUniversity of FlorenceFirenzeItaly
  3. 3.Department of Civil, Energy, Environment, and Materials Engineering (DICEAM)University of Reggio CalabriaReggio CalabriaItaly

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