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    • A general method for modelling deformable structures in DEM 

      Effeindzourou, A.; Thoeni, K.; Chareyre, B.; Giacomini, A. (CIMNE, 2015)
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      The discrete element method was originally designed to handle rigid spherical particles. In this work, the method is extended to model arbitrary deformable structures, such as membrane and container structures. The paper ...
    • Discrete modelling of a rockfall protective system 

      Thoeni, K.; Lambert, C.; Giacomini, A.; Sloan, S.W. (CIMNE, 2011)
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      Metallic wire meshes are used worldwide for rockfall protective systems, such as rockfall net barriers and drapery meshes. Within different types of meshes, the doubletwisted hexagonal mesh is commonly used. This paper ...
    • Numerical investigation on the performance of a rockfall drapery system 

      Thoeni, K.; Giacomini, A.; Lambert, C.; Sloan, S.W. (CIMNE, 2013)
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      This paper presents a discrete modelling approach which allows the simulation of rockfalls behind drapery systems. The falling rock is represented by a rigid assembly of spheres whereas the slope is represented by triangular ...
    • Using non-smooth multi-domain dynamics to improve the safety on haul roads in surface mining 

      Thoeni, K.; Servin, M.; Giacomini, A. (CIMNE, 2017)
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      The paper presents a preliminary numerical study aimed to improve the safety on haul roads in surface mining. The interaction and collision between granular berms and ultra-class haul trucks are investigated by using ...