Photoelastic granular packing
Photoelastic granular packing

A prominent feature of granular materials is the presence of a heterogeneous network of interparticle forces (shown in green at left). Together with network scientists Dani Bassett (U. Pennsylvania) and Mason Porter (UCLA), we are investigating how these networks control the properties of granular materials. We have quantified how the properties of the network depend on the amount of applied pressure and friction in the system, and form an important control on the acoustical transport. Current researchers: Current researchers: Jonathan Kollmer, Estelle Berthier

  • Lia Papadopoulos, Mason A. Porter, Karen E. Daniels, Danielle S. Bassett. “Network Analysis of Particles and Grains.” [arXiv]
  • Yuming Huang and Karen E. Daniels “Friction and Pressure-Dependence of Force Chain Communities in Granular Materials.” Granular Matter. 18: 85 (2016) [Link] [PDF]
  • Chad Giusti, Lia Papadopoulos, Eli T. Owens, Karen E. Daniels, Danielle S. Bassett. “Topological and geometric measurements of force chain structure.” Physical Review E 94: 032909 (2016) [Link] [PDF]
  • Lia Papadopoulos, James Puckett, Karen E. Daniels, Danielle S. Bassett. “Evolution of network architecture in a granular material under compression.” Physical Review E 94: 032908 (2016) [Link] [PDF]
  • Danielle S. Bassett, Eli T. Owens, Mason A. Porter, M. Lisa Manning, Karen E. Daniels. “Extraction of Force-Chain Network Architecture in Granular Materials Using Community Detection.” Soft Matter 11: 2731-2744 (2015). [Link] [PDF]
  • Danielle S. Bassett, Eli T. Owens, Karen E. Daniels, Mason A. Porter. “Influence of network topology on sound propagation in granular materials.” Physical Review E 86: 041306 (2012) [Link] [PDF]