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A study of the compatibility of an existing CFD package with a broader class of material constitutionsThe flexibility of the PHOENICS computational fluid dynamics package was assessed along two general avenues; parallel modeling and analog modeling. In parallel modeling the dependent and independent variables retain their identity within some scaling factors, even though the boundary conditions and especially the constitutive relations do not correspond to any realistic fluid dynamic situation. PHOENICS was used to generate a CFD model that should exhibit the physical anomalies of a granular medium and permit reasonable similarity with boundary conditions typical to membrane or porous piston loading. A considerable portion of the study was spent prying into the existing code with a prejudice toward rate type and disarming any inherent fluid behavior. The final stages of the study were directed at the more specific problem of multiaxis loading of cylindrical geometry with a concern for the appearance of bulging, cross slab shear failure modes.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
French, K. W., Jr. (John Brown Univ. Siloam Springs, AR, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: Alabama Univ. Res. Rept.: 1984 NASA/ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (NASA-C
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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