The macroporous materials are a mix of solid particles, joined together with bridges of materials that may be the same or different of the solid particles. For example, volcanic rocks like volcanic agglomerates. In this way, it is interesting to trying to explain how the collapse of these materials takes place. With the great improvement of the numerical methods and the power of computers it has been possible to carry out a discrete analysis instead of a continuum one, like would had happened with the classical theories of continuum. This article shows the first steps taken in this path of modeling the collapse of macroporous materials in a discrete way.
Modeling of the Collapse of a Macroporous Material
Del Olmo, Daniel, and Alcibiades Serrano. "Modeling of the Collapse of a Macroporous Material." Paper presented at the ISRM International Workshop on Rock Mechanics and Geoengineering in Volcanic Environments, Puerto de la Cruz, Spain, May 2010.
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