THE DISCRETE ELEMENT METHOD WILL BE APPLIED TO SIMULATE THE DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF SOIL BY MODELING THE SOIL AS A DISCRETE GRANULAR MATERIAL.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 3666
Amount: $49,593.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Applied Mechanics Inc
12600 W Colfax Ave - Ste C360, Arvada, CO, 80215
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR JOHN WILLIAMS
 (303) 233-1582
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
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Abstract
THE DISCRETE ELEMENT METHOD WILL BE APPLIED TO SIMULATE THE DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF SOIL BY MODELING THE SOIL AS A DISCRETE GRANULAR MATERIAL. THE INTERACTION AND MOTION OF EACH SOIL GRAIN WILL BE MODELED EXPLICITY. THE PROGRAM AUTOMATICALLY TRACKS THE MOTION OF EACH GRAIN. A PARAMETRIC STUDY WILL BE UNDERTAKEN TO DETERMINE THE DEPENDENCE OF MACROSCOPIC SOIL BEHAVIOR ON MICROSCOPIC PROPERTIES. AN EQUIVALENT CONTINUUM CONSTITUTIVE BEHAVIOR WILL BE DETERMINED FOR SOIL UNDER DYNAMIC LOADING CONDITIONS.

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