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Granular mechanics

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Granular materials deserve being investigated as this has been the case with liquids, gases and elastic materials.

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It is possible to build bridges, buildings and other structures that are nearly blast-proof. The key to achieving the results is the use of interstitial grains of the right sizes to control energy propagation through the chain.

Tiny grains can absorb shocks like a sponge.

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This is an important field to explore to identify the most effective mitigation measures to achieve a desired level of protection against terrorist attacks.

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