Multiscale Simulation in Mesoscopic Dynamic Behavior of Lunar Soil Simulant Subjected to Rigid Lugged Wheel
The continuum/discontinuum multiscale analytical system of the interaction between rigid wheel and lunar soil by coupling discrete elements and matrix module was established. The DEM parameter of lunar soil particles was confirmed by the biax-test. The mesoscopic dynamic behaviors of lunar soil simulant subjected to rigid lugged wheel with different structures were simulanted and analysized by the multiscale method. Comparing the simulation results with the soil-bin test results, the multiscale model not only satisfied the computation accuracy, but also had the much higher computation efficiency.
Linli Xu, Wenya Tian and Elwin Mao
G. F. Zhou et al., "Multiscale Simulation in Mesoscopic Dynamic Behavior of Lunar Soil Simulant Subjected to Rigid Lugged Wheel", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 80-81, pp. 575-579, 2011