Soil Simulations in Subterranean Blasts

Boom1 Research by:

Matthew Kury

Underground blasts are of particular interests to civilian miners as well as military defense contractors. Soils are complicated composite of grains, fluids and other materials, which are often blown out during explosions. The complicated nature of the event requires a multi-method approach in order to capture the physics of the event and to make simulating the event possible. I am developing a parallel discrete element code to capture the behavior of the soil near the blast event and a finite element code to represent the behavior of the soil further away from the blast center. Watch the video…