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Discrete Element Modeling of the Mechanical Response of Cemented Granular Materials

Abstract With the growth of global population, the demand for sustainable infrastructure is significantly increasing. Substructures with appropriate materials are required to be built in or above soil that can support the massive volume of construction demand. However, increased structural requirements often require ground improvement to increase the soil capacity. Moreover, certain soils are prone to liquefaction during an earthquake, which results in significant structural damage and loss of lives. While various soil treatment methods have been developed in the past to improve the soil’s load carrying ability, most of these traditional treatment methods have been found either hazardous and may cause irreversible damage to natural environment, or t... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Yang, Pu (Author) / Neithalath, Narayanan (Advisor) / Kavazanjian, Edward (Committee member) / Rajan, S.D. (Committee member) / Mobasher, Barzin (Committee member) / Jiao, Yang (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Civil engineering
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 247 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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Description undrained simulation with flexible membrane
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Description cyclic direct simple shear simulation