Numerical and experimental evaluation of the erodibility of particle packings with surface treatments and spring reinforcements using the discrete element method
Chapter 4. The erodibility of homogeneous two-dimensional spherical particle packings subjected to added mass surface treatments was explored using a combination of physical flume experiments and the discrete element method (DEM). Packings composed of spherical glass particles, with and without surface treatments and angled at two different slopes, were tested experimentally and simulated numerically under surficial flow conditions. The surface treatments acted to add mass to the surface of the particle packings. Particle erosion was quantified by tracking eroded particles as a function of fluid ...
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