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A 2D DEM–LBM study on soil behaviour due to locally injected fluid


Cui, X and Li, J and Chan, A and Chapman, D, A 2D DEM-LBM study on soil behaviour due to locally injected fluid, Particuology, 10, (2) pp. 242-252. ISSN 1674-2001 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2011 Chinese Society of Particuology and Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.partic.2011.10.002


Leakage from underground pipes could result in foundations being undermined and cause damage to adjacent infrastructure. Soil particles surrounding the leaking area could be mobilised, displaced, and even washed out of the soil matrix by the leaking fluid, generating a void or cavity. A two-dimensional simulation using a coupled discrete element method and lattice Boltzmann method (DEM–LBM) has been used to investigate the behaviour of a soil bed subject to a locally injected fluid, which represents a leak in a pipe. Various values of inter-particle surface energy were also adopted to model the mechanical effects of cohesive particles. The results suggest that the inter-particle surface energy greatly influences the bed response with respect to the leaking fluid, including the excess pressure initiating the cavity, the cavity shape and its evolution rate.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:discrete element method, Lattice Boltzmann method, granular bed, locally injected fluid, cohesive particles, surface energy
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Civil engineering
Research Field:Civil geotechnical engineering
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction processes
Objective Field:Civil construction processes
UTAS Author:Chan, A (Professor Andrew Chan)
ID Code:103306
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:36
Deposited By:Office of the School of Engineering
Deposited On:2015-10-02
Last Modified:2017-11-03

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