2016 Chicago ARO Workshop

Characterizing the Dynamics of Geo-Surface Materials: Modeling and Simulation Challenges and Opportunities

August 17-18, 2016

Courtyard Marriott Chicago Downtown/River North, 30 East Hubbard Street, Chicao, Illinois 60611

Goal of the Workshop

This workshop’s goals are to : (a) identify open problems that pertain to the dynamics of geo‐surface materials; and (b) understand whether recent fundamental advances in geophysics, applied mathematics, and computational science can combine in a multi‐disciplinary fashion to produce a breakthrough in the broad area of geo‐surface dynamics characterization. The outcome of this workshop will be a technical report identifying a set of multidisciplinary basic research thrusts that can lead to breakthroughs in our understanding of issues related to the topic of interest.


Recent theoretical, algorithmic, and advanced computing breakthroughs are providing a fresh opportunity to revisit several open problems pertaining to the modeling and simulation of the dynamics of geo‐surface materials. Assuming a broad range of forms ‐ from dry/saturated sand to silt to clay ‐ the problem of interest brings to the fore unique modeling and simulation challenges at the interface of applied math (homogenization, handling of discontinuous behavior, discrete vs. continuum representations, fluid‐solid interaction, plasticity aspects), computer science (large scale simulation, parallel computing), and practical application (soft‐matter physics, machine‐ground interaction).


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

12:00-12:10 Dan Negrut and Ken Kamrin Welcome and Introduction

12:10-12:30 ARO/TARDEC Opening Remarks

12:30-13:00 Ken Kamrin, MIT

13:00-13:30 Steve Waiching Sun, Columbia

13:30-14:00 Presentation PDF Nick Ouellette, Stanford

14:00-14:30 Jose Andrade, CalTech

14:30-15:00 “A Guess at the Future” Presentation PDF Benjy Marks, University of Sydney, Australia

15:00-15:30 Richard Regueiro, University of Colorado

115:30-16:00 “A Multiscale Continuum Mechanical Approach for Modeling Multiphase Systems” Presentation PDF Cass Miller, University of North Carolina

16:00-16:30 “Bio-inspired Subsurface Networks” Presentation PDF Chloe Arson, Georgia Tech

16:30-17:00 Christopher Kees, US Army ERDC

17:00-17:30 “Fast Solvers for Multi-body Dynamics Solutions” Presentation PDF Shravan Veerapaneni, University of Michigan

17:30-8:00 “Realistic soil particle shapes (dilated polyhedra) in DEM Modeling” Presentation PDF Christopher T. Senseney, US Air Force Academy

Thursday August 18, 2016

08:30-09:00 Joseph M. Teran, Stanford

09:00-09:30 “Challenges and Opportunities in Geomechanics (Geotechnical Engineering)” Presentation PDF Kenichi Soga, UC-Berkeley

09:30-10:00 Mridul Aanjaneya, University of Wisconsin-Madison

10:00-10:30 Krishna Kumar, Cambridge University, UK

10:30-11:00 Dan Negrut, University of Wisconsin-Madison

11:00-11:30 “Mid-to-high-fidelity Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Geo-surface Material Dynamics: from Laboratory to Industrial Scale” Presentation PDF Beichuan Yan, University of Colorado

11:30-13:00 Lunch Break

13:00-13:30 Taylor Perron, MIT

13:30-14:00 Eitan Grinspun, Columbia

14:00-14:30 Mustafa Alsaleh, Caterpillar, Inc.

14:30-15:00 “Terradynamics of Animal and Robot Locomotion in Complex Terrains” Presentation PDF Chen Li, Johns Hopkins University

15:00-15:30 “Wave Propagation in Dynamically Responsive Materials” Presentation PDF Nicholas Boechler, University of Washington

15:30-16:00 Tamer Wasfy, Applied Science, LLC

16:00-18:00 Wrap up: round table discussion, report preparation logistic issues

Point of Contact

Dan Negrut, Mead Witter Foundation Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin – Madison

© Simulation Based Engineering Laboratory, Dan Negrut 2017. SBEL is led by Mead Witter Foundation Professor Dan Negrut in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Univeristy of Wisconsin-Madison

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