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DEM of triaxial tests on crushable cemented sand

de Bono, John P.; McDowell, Glenn R.; Wanatowski, Dariusz


Dariusz Wanatowski


Using the discrete element method, triaxial simulations of cemented sand consisting of crushable particles are presented. The triaxial model used features a flexible membrane, allowing realistic deformation to occur, and cementation is modelled using inter-particle bonds. The effects of particle crushing are explored, as is the influence of cementation on the behaviour of the soil. An insight to the effects that cementation has on the degree of crushing is presented.


de Bono, J. P., McDowell, G. R., & Wanatowski, D. (2014). DEM of triaxial tests on crushable cemented sand. Granular Matter, 16(4),

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Deposit Date Jul 29, 2014
Publicly Available Date Jul 29, 2014
Journal Granular Matter
Print ISSN 1434-5021
Electronic ISSN 1434-5021
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 16
Issue 4
Keywords Discrete-element modelling; DEM; Particle crushing; Cemented Sand
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