Modelling and simulation of emergent behaviour in particulate assemblies under terrestrial and microgravity conditions: a focus on force propogation

Grant number: LX0669098


Systems and processes involving particulate matter are complex, and due to inadequate understanding and modelling capabilities, rarely reach more than 60% of the design capacity. Given the prominence of these materials in Australia's leading export industries, the potential economic and social impact of this research program is significant. For example, Australia holds the largest known resources of iron ore with annual exports exceeding $3.8 billion; annual wheat exports exceed $3.4 billion and 90% of Australia's sealed roads (granular paved) cost $1 billion per year to maintain. This research will advance knowledge of fundamental behaviour and deliver predictive tools to contro..

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