Rheology and Micromechnical Analysis of Granular Media Composed of Platy Particles

Mauricio Boton, Nicolas Estrada, Emilien Azema, Farhang Radjai and Arcesio Lizcano
Sunday, November 15, 2015
First presented: 
XV Pan American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Published paper

This paper studies studies the rheology and microstructure of granular media composed of platy particles, as a step towards the simulation of clayey soils using discrete element methods

Feature Author

Dr. Arcesio Lizcano

Arcesio is a civil engineer with more than 30 years of experience in geotechnical engineering including research and teaching in soil mechanics. He has extensive experience in engineering design and construction, including construction oversight of foundations, excavations, road embankments, retaining structures, and stockpiles and waste dumps.

Arcesio specializes in understanding the behaviour of sand and clays and applying that understanding to practical problems. He has contributed to civil and mining projects in Asia, Europe, Africa, North and South America. He has published over seventy papers in journals and conferences.

Soil Mechanics Specialist
PhD, Geotechnical Engineering
SRK Vancouver
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