Journal article

A characterization of the coupled evolution of grain fabric and pore space using complex networks: Pore connectivity and optimized flows in the presence of shear bands

Scott Russell, David M Walker, Antoinette Tordesillas

JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

A framework for the multiscale characterization of the coupled evolution of the solid grain fabric and its associated pore space in dense granular media is developed. In this framework, a pseudo-dual graph transformation of the grain contact network produces a graph of pores which can be readily interpreted as a pore space network. Survivability, a new metric succinctly summarizing the connectivity of the solid grain and pore space networks, measures material robustness. The size distribution and the connectivity of pores can be characterized quantitatively through various network properties. Assortativity characterizes the pore space with respect to the parity of the number of particles enc..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by the US Air Force (AFOSR 151OA059), US Army Research Office (W911NF-11-1-0175) and the Australian Research Council (DP120104759).