This book is of value to those who are interested in the mechanical behavior and numerical simulations of natural particulate systems of complexity. It can be used as a textbook or reference for students at a graduate level who are majoring in civil engineering, materials science, and relevant subjects. This book systematically introduces the basic principle and application of DEM to bonded materials based on the first-hand research experiences gained by the author and his research team.
- Presents a systematic introduction on the fundamental principle of DEM analysis on bonded granular materials and a thorough review of the advancement of DEM simulations
- Features the state-of-the-art of bond contact models proposed for atypical bonded geomaterials, such as cemented sands, methane hydrate bearing sands, lunar regolith, and rocks
- Presents engineering application of DEM simulations associated with bonded geomaterials, such as submarine landslides triggered by dissociated methane hydrate, wheel-soil interaction on the moon, rock slide due to weathering, and pile capacity in seabeds with methane hydrate
Prof. Mingjing Jiang, Ph.D., is a Doctoral Supervisor, Professor of Exceptional Rank, Laureate of China National Funds for Distinguished Young Scientists, and holds expertise in geomechanics and geotechnical engineering. He has contributed to the China Talents Project and holds the position of the Vice President of ISSMGE Technical Committee 105. His research interests include macro and micro soil mechanics, computational geomechanics, soft soil underground engineering, methane hydrate bearing marine deposits and geotechnical engineering in outer space. He is a senior engineer of geotechnical engineering, with experience in hydraulic structural engineering.