Simulation of Shear Motion of Angular Grains Massif via the Discrete Element Method

  • Sergiy Mykulyak
  • Vasyl Kulich
  • Sergii Skurativskyi
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 754)


Dynamics of granular materials is a challenge for predictability of their response under dynamic load due to the complex behavior of granular systems. In this report, we consider the granular system composed of the polyhedral particles, namely cubes, and study system’s dynamics via the discrete element method which allows us to describe the interactions between cubes in detail. On the base of modeling the shear motion of granular medium, the statistical laws of multiparticle system dynamics are observed. These studies are extremely important for the geophysics, material science, etc.


Granular media Discrete element method Shear 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergiy Mykulyak
    • 1
  • Vasyl Kulich
    • 1
  • Sergii Skurativskyi
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Geophysics NAS of UkraineKyivUkraine

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