Issue No. 01 - January/February (2009 vol. 11)
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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.
Computer simulations, material science, microscale, macroscale, granular materials
M. Saadatfar, "Computer Simulation of Granular Materials," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 11, no. , pp. 66-74, 2009.