Fracture patterns in granular media

Seminar by James Campbell

Injecting gas into water-saturated granular material confined in a Hele-Shaw cell can produce spectacular fracture-like branching patterns. In this talk I give an overview of the experiments, analytical tools and theory developed to study this phenomenon, accompanied with plenty of pretty pictures.

Published Oct. 8, 2018 12:12 PM - Last modified Oct. 8, 2018 12:12 PM