DYMAT 2009
Volume 2, 2009
DYMAT 2009 - 9th International Conference on the Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Materials under Dynamic Loading
Page(s) 1545 - 1551
Section Numerical Simulations
Published online 15 September 2009
DYMAT 2009 (2009) 1545-1551
DOI: 10.1051/dymat/2009218

The effect of water content on the shock compaction of sand

J.P. Borg1 and T.J. Vogler2

1  Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 53233, USA
2  Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore CA 94551, USA

Published online: 15 September 2009

This work presents a series of two-dimensional mesoscale simulations in which the water content of sand was varied in order to assess the effect on the resulting bulk shock compaction behavior. The simulation results are compared to experimental data from a variety of sources. The mesoscale results compare favorably the experiments. In addition, the results indicate that dynamic fracture plays a key role in determining the overall compaction behavior of sand.

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