Directional crack propagation of granular water systems

Tsuyoshi Mizuguchi, Akihiro Nishimoto, So Kitsunezaki, Yoshihiro Yamazaki, Ichio Aoki

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Abstract

Pattern dynamics of directional crack propagation phenomena observed in drying process of starch-water mixture is investigated. To visualize the three-dimensional structure of the drying-fracture process two kinds of experiments are performed, i.e., resin solidification planing method and real-time measurement of water content distribution with MR instruments. A cross section with polygonal structure is visualized in both experiments. The depth dependency of cell size is measured. The phenomenological model for water transportation is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number056122
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume71
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 May 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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