Numerical simulation of a small scale dynamic replacement stone column creation experiment

Wojciech T. Sołowski, Scott W. Sloan, Piotr T. Kanty, Sławomir Kwiecień

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The creation of dynamic replacement stone columns is a poorly understood process that is difficult to model numerically due to very large displacements and the complex interactions between the soil and the forming stone column. In this paper the authors use the material point method to approximate a well-documented experiment of the creation of a small scale dynamic replacement soil column. In this experiment the column has been formed in a transparent container (66x60x12 cm) filled with sawdust. The material point simulation aims to replicate the dynamic replacement experiment using basic constitutive models. The computational results are compared with those obtained in the experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationParticle-Based Methods III: Fundamentals and Applications - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Particle-based MethodsFundamentals and Applications, Particles 2013
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Particle-Based Methods - Stuttgart, Germany
Duration: 18 Sep 201320 Sep 2013
Conference number: 3


ConferenceInternational Conference on Particle-Based Methods
Abbreviated titlePARTICLES


  • Constitutive modelling
  • Dynamic soil exchange
  • Material point method

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