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Stress distribution in a sandpile formed on a deflected base

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This paper presents a study of the pressure distribution beneath a sandpile by means of discrete element method. Simulations were performed with spheres of different properties for wedgeshaped sandpiles formed on bases of different degrees of deflection. The results are analyzed in terms of the stress distribution, and normal and shear pressure distributions beneath a sandpile. It is shown that the interparticle forces in a sandpile are highly disordered and mainly propagate with large force chains. Base deflection has a significant effect on the normal pressure distribution when a sandpile is formed with multisized particles and small sliding friction coefficients. However, it is not the sole factor leading to a normal pressure distribution with a dip, particularly when a sandpile is formed with monosized particles.


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