Granular regolith simulants have been extensively used in the preparation of space missions to test rovers and scientific instruments. In this work, the physical and mechanical properties of the JSC-1A Martian regolith simulant (MRS) are characterized using conventional and advanced laboratory techniques. Particle images are obtained using X-ray computed tomography, from which particle shapes are characterized through a series of imaging processing techniques and are further used to generate irregularly-shaped numerical particles. The characterized particle size distribution and irregularly-shaped numerical particles are incorporated into a discrete element model to simulate grading and shape-dependent behavior of the JSC-1A MRS. The developed discrete element model is calibrated and validated against laboratory direct shear tests. Simulations without the consideration of particle shapes and simulations with a rolling resistance contact model are also performed to investigate the effect of particle shapes on the behavior of the JSC-1A MRS.
Granular Matter – Springer Journals
Published: Aug 12, 2017
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera