1st Edition

Numerical Modeling in Micromechanics via Particle Methods International PFC Symposium, Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 6-8 November 2002

By H. Konietzky Copyright 2003

    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.

    1: General, applications in technical engineering, dynamic processes; 1: Numerical modeling of industrial applications with multi-fracturing and particulate phenomena; 2: Mechanical and statistical analyses of loaded sphere packings by means of FEM; 3: Development of discrete particle modeling towards a numerical laboratory; 4: A numerical model for simulation of sea ice destruction due to external stress in geoscale areas; 5: Discontinuous mechanical modeling of granular solids by means of PFC and LS-Dyna; 6: Formation of loading cones in the PBMR-core; 7: Numerical simulation of granular materials flow in silo by modified distinct element method; 8: Resolving flow conditions in catalytic reactor beds; 9: Shearing of wet particle systems – discrete element simulations; 10: The use of PFC 2D to simulate milling; 11: Numerical simulations of plain concrete under shear loading conditions; 12: DEM modeling of agricultural processes: an overview of recent projects; 13: Separation of particulate solids by screening – a discrete particle simulation; 14: Modeling of cyclic fatigue under tension with PFC; 15: Evaluation of schemes to improve the efficiency of a complete model of blasting and rock fracture; 16: Numerical simulation of vibroflotation compaction – application of dynamic boundary conditions; 17: Static and dynamic analysis of stability of rocky slopes via particle methods; 18: Liquefaction analysis of Yodo-gawa River dike with discrete element method; 19: Flow deformation of ground due to liquefaction during earthquake; 2: Rock and soil mechanics, mining and geological processes; 20: Particle based modeling of shear box tests and stability problems for shallow foundations in sand; 21: Relating the response of idealized analogue particles and real sands; 22: Fine cement grout injection: discrete numerical modeling; 23: Micromechanical modeling of stress path effects using PFC 2D code; 24: The influence of “up-scaling” on the results of particle method calculations of non-cohesive soils; 25: Model generation and calibration for a pile loading in the particle flow model; 26: Discrete element modeling of curved geosynthetic anchorages with known macro-properties; 27: Shear-band of sand simulated by Particle Flow Code ( PFC ); 28: PFC 3D modeling of caved rock under draw; 29: Modeling of rockfill behavior with crushable particles; 30: Numerical investigation of crown pillar recovery beneath stabilized rockfill; 31: Modeling of sandstone rock samples using PFC 2D code; 32: PFC 3D simulation procedure for compressive strength testing of anisotropic hard rock; 33: Investigation of bulk solids engineering properties and application of PFC 2D to ore pass flow problems; 34: Modeling of the borehole vicinity in a Hot Dry Rock heat exchanger system; 35: Use of discrete particle modeling to understand stress-release effects on mechanical and petrophysical behavior of granular rocks; 36: Investigation of the failure mechanisms of hard, competent rock lying on a soft, incompetent base by PFC 2D; 37: Coupling of PFC 2D and ANSYS ® – concepts to combine the best of two worlds for improved geodynamic models; 38: Modeling magma ascent; 39: Numerical simulation of collisional orogeny using the distinct element technique; 40: Load deformation characteristics of a bouldery strata in the Himalayan region; 41: Discrete and continuum approaches for fast landslide modeling; 42: Conceptual modeling of Opalinus Clay with FLAC and PFC


    H. Konietzky