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From imaging to prediction of carbonate sand behaviour

Nadimi, S., Kong, D. and Fonseca, J. (2017). From imaging to prediction of carbonate sand behaviour. Paper presented at the ICTMS 2017, 26-30 Jun 2017, Lund, Sweden.


The mechanical response of shelly carbonate sand differs significantly from that of more common silica sand and is yet poorly understood. A series of one-dimensional compression tests was performed on this material inside an x-ray scanner and high resolution computed tomography (µCT) images were used to investigate the evolution of the internal microstructure. In addition, numerical simulations were carried out using a newly developed micro Finite Element (µFE) [1]. The capability of the numerical model to measure the stress within a grain with complex morphology is demonstrated here.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Publisher Keywords: x-ray tomography, carbonate sand, particle scale behaviour, numerical modelling
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Engineering
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2017 14:48
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