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We investigate the effect of the geometry of granular heaps on the pressure distribution. For given pressure distributions under cones we compute the pressuredistribution under wedges using linear superposition. For cones with a pressure minimum, the pressure minimum for the corresponding wedge vanishes. Comparisons with experimental data gives good qualitative aggreement, but the total pressure is overestimated.

Authors
Hans-Georg Matuttis
Alexander Schinner
Journal
Granular Matter 1, 195-201
Published
13.5.1998

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