Top 10 Downloaded Articles 2019

We want to thank the authors of our most downloaded articles during 2019, and highlight to our readers some of the most impactful research to have published in the journal. We hope that you will find the data interesting.

Meso-scale analyses of size effect in brittle materials using DEM. J. Suchorzewski, J. Tejchman, M. Nitka, J. Bobiński. 2019 downloads: 1,018.

A constitutive model for granular materials with evolving contact structure and contact forces—Part I: framework. Xuzhen He, Wei Wu, Shun Wang. 2019 downloads: 925.

A peek into the origin of creep in sand. Edward Andò, Jelke Dijkstra, Emmanuel Roubin, Christophe Dano, Elodie Boller. 2019 downloads: 847.

Effect of particle morphology and contacts on particle breakage in a granular assembly studied using X-ray tomography.  Zeynep Karatza, Edward Andò, Stefanos-Aldo Papanicolopulos,  Gioacchino Viggiani, Jin Y. Ooi. 2019 downloads: 834.

Evolving pore orientation, shape and size in sheared granular assemblies. Adnan Sufian, Adrian R. Russell, Andrew J. Whittle. 2019 downloads: 781.

Influence of particle size on vertical plate penetration into dense cohesionless granular materials (large-scale DEM simulation using real particle size). Shinichiro Miyai, Murino Kobayakawa, Takuya Tsuji, Toshitsugu Tanaka. 2019 downloads: 729.

A constitutive model for granular materials with evolving contact structure and contact forces—part II: constitutive equations. Xuzhen He, Wei Wu, Shun Wang. 2019 downloads: 689.

The influence of particle size distribution on parameters characterizing the spatial structure of porous beds. Wojciech Sobieski, Seweryn Lipiński. 2019 downloads: 662.

Wave propagation and pattern formation in two-dimensional hexagonally-packed granular crystals under various configurations. Tianshu Hua, Robert A. Van Gorder. 2019 downloads: 639.

Macro- and micro-mechanics of granular soil in asymmetric cyclic loadings encountered by offshore wind turbine foundations. Liang Cui, Subhamoy Bhattacharya, George Nikitas, Ankit Bhat. 2019 downloads: 584.