Random Aspect of the Stress Inside Granular Media
Micromechanics of granular media arose from the necessity of a better understanding of the relationship between the global behaviour of such materials and the physical phenomena which...

Fracture Toughness of DMMC
The fracture toughness of discontinuous metal matrix composites (DMMC) is always less than the fracture toughness of the matrix, in the same heat treatment or annealed condition. If a...

Application of NMR to Rotating Granular Flow
Granular flow in a steadily rotating cylinder, having a large length-to-diameter ratio, is measured by nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). This non-invasive technique is capable...

Computer Simulation of Granular Flows
Discrete-particle computer simulations using up to 15,000 identical spheres reproduce particle-scale information obtained from high-speed motion picture observations of disperse, collision-dominated...

Modeling the Chaotic Behavior in Simple Shear Granular Flows
Simple shear granular flows have demonstrated a variety of puzzling phenomena. Both computer simulations and physical experiments have discovered particle grouping, layering and shear...

A Distributed Particle Simulation Code in C++

Impact Craters on Cosmic Dust: Do Damage to the Spacecraft
The discovery and study of impact crater on cosmic dust to understand the overall micrometeoroid environment and space engineering requirement are important. In this paper, we attempt...

Lunar He-3 Mining: Improvements on the Design of the UW Mark II Lunar Miner
One of the minor consituents of the solar wind which has been implanted in the lunar regolith over its several billion year history, is helium 3 (He-3), a rare isotope of helium which...

On the Beneficiation and Comminution of Lunar Regolith
A major concern in the area of planning for future lunar missions and for establishing a lunar base is the selection of a chemical process for liberation of oxygen from lunar regolith...

3-D Particle Tracking for the New York Bight
This paper describes the development and testing of a three-dimensional particle tracking model for the New York Bight. A number of particle tracking options have been developed to predict...

Apollo 11 Ilmenite Revisited
Various investigations have shown (1) that lunar regoliths are extremely complex materials, (2) that ilmenite is a minor component (8 to 10%) of high-Ti regoliths, and (3) that most of...

Mars Containers: Dust on Teflon Sealing Surfaces
As part of an evaluation of suitable hermetic seals for containers for Martian rock and soil samples, teflon (TFE) o-ring static face seals were challenged with silica gel, basalt, and...

Influence of Gas Phase Turbulence on the Transport of Particles
An interesting and perhaps unexpected flow feature characterizing the transport of a gas-solid suspension in a vertical duct is the radial nonuniformity of particles over the tube cross-section....

Micromechanics and Effective Properties of Elastic Particulate Composites
A new micromechanical framework is proposed to investigate the effective mechanical properties of elastic particulate multiphase composites. Exact ensemble-volume averaged field equations...

Effects of Pre-Oxidation on In-Line Filtration: Particle and Manganese Removal

Evaluation of Fine Aggregate Particle Shape and Texture
In an effort to minimize or eliminate permanent deformation (rutting) of heavy duty asphalt pavements most governing agencies now limit the amount of natural sand which generally (not...

Gas Phase Turbulence Modification with Fine Particles in 2-D Duct Flow
The effect of a dilute suspension of fine particles on a two-dimensional turbulent duct gas flow is measured with hot-film anemometry. The flow field without particles is compared to the...

Simulation of Failure Processes in Cementitious Particle Composites
Progressive failure analysis in cementitious particle composites such as concrete requires a realistic description of the topology of the composite structure and the interaction of the...

Factors Affecting the Incremental Stiffness of Particle Assemblies
A simple numerical experiment was performed on an assembly of densely packed spheres in order to investigate the factors that affect an assembly's incremental stiffness. The...

Microstructure and Stress Differences in Shearing Flows
Steady shearing flows of highly inelastic particles are simulated using rigid and slightly deformable sphere models. Large first normal stress differences in small systems are observed,...

 

 

 

 

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