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Computer Simulation of Granular Materials
January/February 2009 (vol. 11 no. 1)
pp. 66-74
Mohammad Saadatfar, Trinity College Dublin
Granular materials: what are they, and how can we generate them on computers? How do we characterize such systems both quantitatively and qualitatively? How does a granular pile respond to an external force? How can we access and interpret the internal structure of granular materials at micro- and macroscales? This installment of Computer Simulations approaches these questions by reviewing a range of granular material theories and numerical simulation techniques.

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Index Terms:
Computer simulations, material science, microscale, macroscale, granular materials
Citation:
Mohammad Saadatfar, "Computer Simulation of Granular Materials," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 66-74, Jan.-Feb. 2009, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2009.4
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