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A NUMERICAL LABORATORY FOR GRANULAR SOLIDS

B.C. TRENT (Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA)
L.G. MARGOLIN (Present address: Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA 94550, USA)

Engineering Computations

ISSN: 0264-4401

Article publication date: 1 February 1992

Abstract

The distinct element method has been used to perform a number of numerical experiments, analogous to physical tests routinely carried out for real geologic materials. The ability to prescribe exactly the material properties and the boundary conditions allows us to study in detail the influence of microscopic structure on macroscopic response. These macroscopic quantities are usually the only data obtained in physical experiments. We are now in a position to formulate a general constitutive model, based on physical mechanisms and appropriate for use in a continuum code.

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TRENT, B.C. and MARGOLIN, L.G. (1992), "A NUMERICAL LABORATORY FOR GRANULAR SOLIDS", Engineering Computations, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 191-197. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb023858

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