Journal Articles

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In Review

  • Hurley, R.C., & Pagan, D.C. An in-situ study of stress evolution and fracture growth during compression of concrete. In Review.
  • Zhai, C., Herbold, E.B., Hall, S.A., Hurley, R.C. Particle rotations and energy dissipation during mechanical compaction of granular materials. In Review.


  • Hurley, R.C., Herbold, E.B., & Pagan, D.C. (2018). Characterization of crystal structure, kinematics, stresses, and rotations in angular granular quartz during compaction. Journal of Applied Crystallography, 51(4), 1021-1034.
  • Hurley, R.C., Lind, J., Pagan, D.C., Akin, M.C., &  Herbold, E.B. (2018). In Situ Grain Fracture Mechanics During Uniaxial Compaction of Granular Solids. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 112, 273-290. Link to Paper.
  • Marshall, J.P., Hurley, R.C., Arthur, D., Vlahinic, I., Senatore, C., Iagnemma, K., Trease, B., Andrade, J. E. (2018). Failures in sand in reduced gravity environments. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 113, 1-12 Link to Paper.
  • Vorobiev, O., Ezzedine, S., Hurley, R.C. (2018). Near-field non-radial motion generation from underground chemical explosions in jointed granite. Geophysical Journal International. 212, 25-41. Link to Paper.


  • Hurley, R.C., Hall, S.A., & Wright, J. (2017). Multi-scale mechanics of granular solids from grain-resolved x-ray measurements. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 473 (2207), 0491. Link to Paper.
  • Hurley, R.C., Lind, J., Pagan, D.C., Homel, M.A., Akin, M.C., & Herbold, E.B. (2017). Linking initial microstructure and local response during quasistatic granular compaction. Physical Review E, 96(1), 012905. Link to Paper.
  • Hurley, R.C., Vorobiev, O.Y., & Ezzedine, S.M. (2017). An algorithm for continuum modeling of rocks with multiple embedded nonlinearly-compliant joints. Computational Mechanics, 1-18. Link to Paper.
  • Hurley, R.C., & Andrade, J.E. (2017). Continuum modeling of rate-dependent granular flows in SPH. Computational Particle Mechanics, 4(1), 119-130. Link to Paper.


  • Hurley, R.C., Hall, S.A., Andrade, J.E., & Wright, J. (2016). Quantifying interparticle forces and heterogeneity in 3D granular materials. Physical Review Letters, 117, 098005. Highlighted in Physics Synopsis and Caltech News. Link to Paper.
  • Hurley, R.C., Lim, K.W., Ravichandran, G., & Andrade, J.E. (2016). Dynamic inter-particle force inference in granular materials: Method and application. Experimental Mechanics, 56(2), 217-229. Link to Paper.


  • Hurley, R.C., & Andrade, J.E. (2015). Friction in inertial granular flows: Competition between dilation and grain-scale dissipation rates. Granular Matter, 17(3), 287-295. Link to Paper.
  • Hurley, R.C., & Andrade, J.E. (2015). Strength of Granular Materials in Transient and Steady State Rapid Shear. Procedia Engineering, 103, 237-245. Link to Paper.


  • Hurley, R., Marteau, E., Ravichandran, G., & Andrade, J.E. (2014). Extracting inter-particle forces in opaque granular materials: beyond photoelasticity. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 63, 154-166. Link to Paper.
  • Booth, A.M., Hurley, R.C., Lamb, M.P., & Andrade, J.E. (2014). Force chains as the link between particle and bulk friction angles in granular material. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(24), 8862-8869. Link to Paper.
  • Zhao, X., Hurley, R., Sutton, M., Fourney, W., Leiste, U., & Deng, X. (2014). Small Scale Models Subjected to Buried Blast Loading Part II: Frame Accelerations with Hulls and Additional Mitigation Methods. Experimental Mechanics, 54(5), 857-869. Link to Paper.
  • Zhao, X., Shultis, G., Hurley, R., Sutton, M., Fourney, W., Leiste, U., & Deng, X. (2014). Small Scale Models Subjected to Buried Blast Loading Part I: Floorboard Accelerations and Related Passenger Injury Metrics with Protective Hulls. Experimental Mechanics, 54(4), 539-555. Link to Paper.

Book Chapters

  • Hurley, R.C., Lim, K.W., & Andrade, J.E. (2015). Grain-Scale Measurements During Low Velocity Impact in Granular Media. Rapid Penetration into Granular Media: Visualizing the Fundamental Physics of Rapid Earth Penetration (pp.  291-317.). Link to Book.
  • Brodrick, T., Hurley, R.C., Fourney, W.L. (2014). Mitigation of Loading on Personnel in Light-Armored Vehicles Using Small Model Testing. Blast Mitigation (pp. 249-277), Springer, New York. Link to Book.

Other Publications

  • Hurley, R.C., Andrade, J.E. (2015). A Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Method for Coupled Gas-Porous Media Flows. Engineering Mechanics Institute Computational Inelasticity Paper Competition, Stanford, CA.