Numerical simulations of granular materials using smoothed particle hydrodynamics method

Wei Chen, Tong Qiu

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Abstract

The application of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method to the simulation of granular materials under large deformation is presented. The Drucker-Prager constitutive model with non-associated flow rule is implemented into the SPH formulations to model the granular flow in a continuum framework. Simulations of the collapse of 3-D axisymmetric sand columns with various aspect ratios are conducted to validate the developed model. Numerical results of the granular flow pattern and final runout distance are in good agreement with the experimental observations as reported in literature. This study indicates that despite being a continuum-scale model, the developed SPH model can be used to effectively simulate large deformation and dense flow of granular materials, and geomaterials in general if proper constitutive models are implemented. Therefore, the developed model may find applications in various problems involving dense granular flow such as landslides and debris flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Unsaturated Soil, Geo-Hazard, and Geo-Environmental Engineering - Proceedings of the 2011 GeoHunan International Conference
Pages157-164
Number of pages8
Edition217 GSP
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 20 2011
Event2011 GeoHunan International Conference - Advances in Unsaturated Soil, Geo-Hazard, and Geo-Environmental Engineering - Hunan, China
Duration: Jun 9 2011Jun 11 2011

Publication series

NameGeotechnical Special Publication
Number217 GSP
ISSN (Print)0895-0563

Other

Other2011 GeoHunan International Conference - Advances in Unsaturated Soil, Geo-Hazard, and Geo-Environmental Engineering
CountryChina
CityHunan
Period6/9/116/11/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    Chen, W., & Qiu, T. (2011). Numerical simulations of granular materials using smoothed particle hydrodynamics method. In Advances in Unsaturated Soil, Geo-Hazard, and Geo-Environmental Engineering - Proceedings of the 2011 GeoHunan International Conference (217 GSP ed., pp. 157-164). (Geotechnical Special Publication; No. 217 GSP). https://doi.org/10.1061/47628(407)20