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# Nonuniformity of deformation preceding shear band formation in a two-dimensional model for Granular flow

• The onset of shear band formation in granular materials has been linked to the governing partial differential equations becoming ill-posed which has in turn been linked to nonassociativity of the flow rule. If uniform material properties and uniform deformation are assumed, ill-posedness occurs simultaneously at all points in the sample. This work derives a one-dimensional model from a two-dimensional model for granular flow with a nonassociative flow rule and shows that, shortly before the onset of ill-posedness, deformation can become highly non-uniform at a point where the material is slightly weakened.
Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 74C99; Secondary: 35B25.

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