Particulate Materials

  • Kieler, Thomas Lau (Project Manager)
  • Ullidtz, Per (Project Participant)
  • Hansen, Bent (Project Participant)

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    Description

    In highway engineering it is common to determine stress and strain in pavements by using the methods of solid mechanics (continuum mechanics).
    Most pavement materials, however, are not solid but consist of discrete particles. Deformation occurring as a consequence of loading, is primarily due to sliding and rolling of the particles and only to a very limited extent to elastic deformation of the individual grains.
    The 2-dimensional Distinct Element program (Dem2D), which handles materials as assemblies of particles, has been further developed during 1999 and has formed the basis of a Ph.d. course (Forskarkurs) at the University of Lund in the fall of 1999.
    StatusActive
    Effective start/end date01/02/1995 → …