Discrete element method for sand-structure interaction

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Conference3rd International Conference on Discrete Element Methods: 23 September 2002, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Pages317322; # of pages: 6
AbstractMany experimental studies have been undertaken to investigate the mechanics of the interface between granular materials and structural surfaces. The direct shear and shaft pullout tests are the most common (Brummud and Leonards, 1973; ElSakhawy and Edil, 1996; Sengara, 1991). A variety of scales, configurations and boundary and loading conditions were used in these tests to capture the elements of the behavior. However, the majority of these investigations rely on measurements taken outside of the structure-medium interface to infer behavior at the interface. Effort has been made to correlate the macro-mechanical response of structure-medium systems to the microstructural characteristics of the interface.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number45680
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