Micromechanical Simulation of Wave Propagation in Dense Granular Assembliesby J. S. Lee, Clarkson Univ, Potsdam, NY, USA,
M. Y. Ma, Clarkson Univ, Potsdam, NY, USA,
A. B. Huang, Clarkson Univ, Potsdam, NY, USA,
Abstract: Two-dimensional DEM with modified Mindlin's contact law has been used to study the load transfer mechanisms in 'consolidated' granular assemblies. Results of simulation are presented and effects of prestress and packing on the propagation of waves are examined.
Subject Headings: Penetration tests | Granular materials | Discrete element method | Wave propagation | Granular soils | Material tests | Seismic tests | Load transfer
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