Micromechanical Simulation of Wave Propagation in Dense Granular Assemblies

by J. S. Lee, Clarkson Univ, Potsdam, NY, USA,
M. Y. Ma, Clarkson Univ, Potsdam, NY, USA,
A. B. Huang, Clarkson Univ, Potsdam, NY, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering Mechanics


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: Granular materials | Wave propagation | Penetration tests | Micromechanics | Two-dimensional models | Seismic tests | Discrete element method | Load transfer

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