1703 Modeling of Interactions between Soil and External Systems

WaiChing Sun, Columbia University
Michael Kaliske, TU Dresden
JS Chen, UC San Diego
Natural and man-made earth surface may be subjected to various types of external loadings such as vehicle movement, blast loading as well as those come from construction, vibration of structures. Understanding how soil deposit interacts with the external system across different spatial and temporal scales are important for numerous civilian and military engineering applications. This mini-symposium is intended to provide a forum for researchers to present contributions on recent advances in computer modeling of soil interaction of external systems.  Topics within the scope of interests include, but are not limited to, the following: (1) off-road mobility of vehicle (2) meshless and discrete element modeling of soil-machine interaction (3) iterative sequential couplings of fluid and solid solvers for vehicle-fluid- soil interaction (4) modeling fluid flow on surface and within pavement system (5) multi-body dynamics for cars and trucks (6) modeling of long-term mechanical behavior of pavement and infrastructure interacting with soil (8) dynamics response of penetrated soil and (9) computational terramechanics.