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Coupled bonded particle and lattice Boltzmann method for modelling fluid–solid interaction / Min Wang, C. Y. Wang, Yuntian Feng

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL AND ANALYTICAL METHODS IN GEOMECHANICS, Volume: 40, Issue: 10, Pages: 1383 - 1401

Swansea University Author: Yuntian Feng

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DOI (Published version): 10.1002/nag.2481

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A two-dimensional coupled bonded particle and lattice Boltzmann method (BPLBM) is developed in this work to simulate the fluid–solid interactions in geomechanics. In this new technique, the bonded particle model is employed to describe the inter-particle movement and forces, and the bond between a p...

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Published in: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL AND ANALYTICAL METHODS IN GEOMECHANICS
Published: 2016
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa25683
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Abstract: A two-dimensional coupled bonded particle and lattice Boltzmann method (BPLBM) is developed in this work to simulate the fluid–solid interactions in geomechanics. In this new technique, the bonded particle model is employed to describe the inter-particle movement and forces, and the bond between a pair of contacting particles is assumed to be broken when the tensile force or tangential force reaches a certain critical value. As a result the fracture process can be delineated based on the present model for the solid phase comprising particles, such as rocks and cohesive soils. In the meantime, the fluid phase is modelled by using the LBM, and the immersed moving boundary scheme is utilized to characterize the fluid–solid interactions.Based on the novel technique case studies have been conducted, which show that the coupled BPLBM enjoys substantially improved accuracy and enlarged range of applicability in characterizing the mechanics responses of the fluid–solid systems. Indeed such a new technique is promising for a wide range of application in soil erosion in Geotechnical Engineering, sand production phenomenon in Petroleum Engineering, fracture flow in Mining Engineering and fracture process in a variety of engineering disciplines.
Keywords: bonded particle model; lattice Boltzmann method; immersed boundary; discrete element method; fluid–solid interaction
College: College of Engineering
Issue: 10
Start Page: 1383
End Page: 1401