The mechanical properties of consolidated granular media are strongly affected by large temperature changes which induce the development and localization of stresses, leading in turn to damage, e.g., cracking. In this work, we study the evolution of linear and nonlinear elasticity parameters when increasing the temperature of the thermal loading process. We prove the existence of a link between linear and nonlinear elasticity properties. We show that the change of the nonlinear elasticity parameters with the increase in the thermal loading is larger at the lower temperatures than the corresponding change for the linear parameters, suggesting that nonlinear elasticity can be exploited for early thermal damage detection and characterization in consolidated granular media. We finally show the influence of grain size upon the thermal damage evolution with the loading temperature and how this evolution is mirrored by the nonlinear elasticity parameters.
|Titolo:||Nonlinear elastic response of thermally damaged consolidated granular media|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1063/1.4801801|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|