|Title||Transparent experiments: releasing data from mechanical tests on three dimensional hydrogel sphere packings|
|Author(s)||Barés, Jonathan; Brodu, Nicolas; Zheng, Hu; Dijksman, Joshua A.|
|Source||Granular Matter 22 (2020)1. - ISSN 1434-5021|
Physical Chemistry and Soft Matter
|Publication type||Refereed Article in a scientific journal|
|Keyword(s)||3D packing - Calibration - Force networks - Hydrogel particles - Image analysis|
We describe here experiments on the mechanics of hydrogel particle packings from the Behringer lab, performed between 2012 and 2015. These experiments quantify the evolution of all contact forces inside soft particle packings exposed to compression, shear, and the intrusion of a large intruder. The experimental set-ups and processes are presented and the data are concomitantly published in a repository (Barés et al. in Dryad, Dataset https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.6djh9w0x8, 2019).