Particle methods have seen increasing use in several engineering and scientific fields, both because of their unique modelling capabilities and the availability of the necessary computational power. This title focuses on their theory and application.

part 1|148 pages

General, applications in technical engineering, dynamic processes

chapter 1|10 pages

Numerical modeling of industrial applications with multi-fracturing and particulate phenomena

ByD.R.J. Owen, Y.T. Feng, M.G. Cottrell, J. Yu

chapter 2|6 pages

Mechanical and statistical analyses of loaded sphere packings by means of FEM

ByC. Radeke, M. Kuna, D. Stoyan

chapter 5|7 pages

Discontinuous mechanical modeling of granular solids by means of PFC and LS-Dyna

ByA.J. Kleier, H.-D. Kleinschrodt

chapter 6|7 pages

Formation of loading cones in the PBMR-core

ByH.F. Niessen, M.N. Mitchell

chapter 8|3 pages

Resolving flow conditions in catalytic reactor beds

ByW. Ottow, M. Megahed

chapter 9|8 pages

Shearing of wet particle systems – discrete element simulations

ByT. Gröger, U. Tüzün, D.M. Heyes

chapter 10|5 pages

The use of PFC2D to simulate milling

ByM.M. Bwalya, M.H. Moys

chapter 11|8 pages

Numerical simulations of plain concrete under shear loading conditions

ByN. Azevedo, I. May, J.V. Lemos

chapter 12|6 pages

DEM modeling of agricultural processes: an overview of recent projects

ByE. Tijskens, M. Van Zeebroeck, H. Ramon, J. De Baerdemaeker, T. Van Canneyt

chapter 13|8 pages

Separation of particulate solids by screening – a discrete particle simulation

ByJ. Li, S.S. Pandiella, G.M. Campbell, C. Webb

chapter 14|5 pages

Modeling of cyclic fatigue under tension with PFC

ByH. Konietzky, L. te Kamp, G. Bertrand

chapter 15|9 pages

Evaluation of schemes to improve the efficiency of a complete model of blasting and rock fracture

ByP.A. Cundall, M.R. Ruest, A.R. Guest, G. Chitombo

chapter 17|7 pages

Static and dynamic analysis of stability of rocky slopes via particle methods

ByR. Deluzarche, F. Dedecker, J.J. Fry

chapter 18|8 pages

Liquefaction analysis of Yodo-gawa River dike with discrete element method

ByH. Mori, Y. Ogawa, G.Q. Cao

chapter 19|8 pages

Flow deformation of ground due to liquefaction during earthquake

ByT. Honda, I. Towhata

part 2|172 pages

Rock and soil mechanics, mining and geological processes

chapter 20|6 pages

Particle based modeling of shear box tests and stability problems for shallow foundations in sand

ByE. Hainbüchner, S. Potthoff, H. Konietzky, L. te Kamp

chapter 21|8 pages

Relating the response of idealized analogue particles and real sands

ByCatherine O’Sullivan, Jonathan D. Bray

chapter 22|7 pages

Fine cement grout injection: discrete numerical modeling

ByS. Bortal-Nafaa, D. Gouvenot

chapter 23|9 pages

Micromechanical modeling of stress path effects using PFC2D code

ByM. Doležalová, P. Czene, F. Havel

chapter 27|6 pages

Shear-band of sand simulated by Particle Flow Code (PFC)

ByJ. Zhou, Y. Chi

chapter 28|7 pages

PFC3D modeling of caved rock under draw

ByM.E. Pierce, P.A. Cundall, G.J. van Hout, L. Lorig

chapter 29|6 pages

Modeling of rockfill behavior with crushable particles

ByR. Deluzarche, B. Cambou, J.J. Fry

chapter 30|7 pages

Numerical investigation of crown pillar recovery beneath stabilized rockfill

ByD.P. Sainsbury, Y. Cai, B.K. Hebblewhite

chapter 31|7 pages

Modeling of sandstone rock samples using PFC2D code

ByK. Tomiczek

chapter 34|9 pages

Modeling of the borehole vicinity in a Hot Dry Rock heat exchanger system

ByF. Dedecker, D. Billaux, S. Gentier

chapter 38|4 pages

Modeling magma ascent

ByA. Ord

chapter 41|7 pages

Discrete and continuum approaches for fast landslide modeling

ByE. González, M.I. Herreros, M. Pastor, M. Quecedo, J.A. Fernández Merodo

chapter 42|6 pages

Conceptual modeling of Opalinus Clay with FLAC and PFC

ByL. te Kamp, H. Konietzky, P. Blümling