Numerical analysis of critical state behaviors of granular soils under different loading conditions

Discrete element method is used to simulate granular assembly behaviors with different initial conditions under three different loading conditions—plain strain, conventional triaxial compression, and direct shear

Xueliang Zhao; T. M. Evans

2011

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  • Discrete element method is used to simulate granular assembly behaviors with different initial conditions under three different loading conditions—plain strain, conventional triaxial compression, and direct shear
  • The developed numerical models can be used to study the micromechanics and microstructure of the specimen subjected to different loading conditions in the future

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