Software

We have developed several computational tools to model the challenging problems we faced during our research activities. They are offered as open source software:

Mechsys: A multi-physics simulation c++ template library with several methods including Lattice Boltzmann, Discrete Element and Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics

ComFluSoM: A simulation kit for Complex Fluid, Solid and Soil Mechanics problems. It is used for problems involving Fluid-Structure Interactions and Fluid-Particle interactions.

Publications

2020

C. S. From, E. Sauret, S. A. Galindo-Torres, and Y. T. Gu. Application of high-order lattice Boltzmann pseudopotential models. Physical Review E (2020) link

C. S. From, E. Sauret, S. A. Galindo-Torres, and Y. T. Gu. Interaction pressure tensor on high-order lattice Boltzmann models for nonideal fluids. Physical Review E (2020) link

2019

Jiawei Li, Zhixue Sun, Yin Zhang, Chuanyin Jiang, Claudia Cherubini, Alexander Scheuermann, Sergio Andres Galindo Torres, Ling Li. Investigations of heat extraction for water and CO2 flow based on the rough-walled discrete fracture network. Energy (2019) link

Jiawei Li, Zi Li, Wanju Yuan, Ximing Lei, Sergio Andres Galindo Torres, Claudia Cherubini, Alexander Scheuermann, Ling Li. Numerical investigation of liquid and supercritical CO2 flow behaviors through 3D self-affine rough fractures. Fuel (2019) link

Zi Li, Sergio Galindo-Torres, Guanxi Yan, Alexander Scheuermann and Ling Li. Pore-Scale Simulations of Simultaneous Steady-State Two-Phase Flow Dynamics Using a Lattice Boltzmann Model: Interfacial Area, Capillary Pressure and Relative Permeability. Transport in Porous Media (2019) link

S. Palma, S.A. Galindo Torres, A. Delonca, A.Scheuermann, M.Ruest, D.Finn. Universal laws for air velocities in airblast events during block caving. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences (2019) link

X. Zhang, E. Oñate, S.A. Galindo-Torres, J. Bleyer, K. Krabbenhoft. A unified Lagrangian formulation for solid and fluid dynamics and its possibility for modelling submarine landslides and their consequences. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (2019) link

S.A. Galindo-Torres, X. Zhang, K. Krabbenhoft. Micromechanics of soil liquefaction. Physical Review Applied (2019) link

Kristian Krabbenhøft, Sergio Andres Galindo Torres, Xue Zhang, Jørgen Krabbenhøft. AUS: Anisotropic undrained shear strength model for clays. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics (2019) link

2018

Cheng Cheng, S.A.Galindo-Torres, Xiaobing Zhang, Pei Zhang, A.Scheuermann, Ling Li. An improved immersed moving boundary for the coupled discrete element lattice Boltzmann method. Computers and Fluids (2018) link

M. Aminpour, S. A. Galindo-Torres, A. Scheuermann, and L. Li. Pore-Scale Behavior of Darcy Flow in Static and Dynamic Porous Media. Physical Review Applied (2018) link

M. Aminpour, S. A. Galindo-Torres, A. Scheuermann, and L. Li. Slip-flow lattice-Boltzmann simulations in ducts and porous media: A full rehabilitation of spurious velocities. Physical Review E (2018) link

S.A. Galindo Torres, S.Palma, S.Quintero, A.Scheuermann, X.Zhang, K.Krabbenhoft, M.Ruest, D.Finn. An airblast hazard simulation engine for block caving sites. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences (2018) link

Zi Li, Sergio Galindo-Torres, Guanxi Yan, Alexander Scheuermann and Ling Li. Mesoscopic approach to fluid-solid interaction: Apparent liquid slippage and its effect on permeability estimation. Physical Review E (2018) link

Zi Li, Sergio Galindo-Torres, Guanxi Yan, Alexander Scheuermann and Ling Li. A lattice Boltzmann investigation of steady-state fluid distribution, capillary pressure and relative permeability of a porous medium: Effects of fluid and geometrical properties. Advances in Water Resources (2018) link

Jiawei Li, Claudia Cherubini, Sergio Andres Galindo Torres, Zi Li, Nicola Pastore and Ling Li. Laboratory Investigation of Flow Paths in 3D Self-Affine Fractures with Lattice Boltzmann Simulations. Energies 2018, 11(1), 168;link

A. Jerves, S.A. Galindo Torres. A microscale analytical study on the strength of two-dimensional frictional granular materials. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering (2018). link

F. Hamidi, S.A. Galindo-Torres, A. Scheuermann, D. Pedroso, Ling Li. Synthetic low-strength materials as rock substitutes for physical model studies. Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources (2018). link

M.G. Korzani, S.A. Galindo-Torres, A. Scheuermann, D.J. Williams. Smoothed particle hydrodynamics for investigating hydraulic and mechanical behaviour of an embankment under action of flooding and overburden loads. Computers and Geotechnics (2018).link

2017

S. Lines, D.J. Williams, S.A. Galindo-Torres. Determination of Thermal Conductivity of Soil Using Standard Cone Penetration Test. Energy Procedia (2017). link

M.G. Korzani, S.A. Galindo-Torres, A. Scheuermann, D.J. Williams. SPH approach for simulating hydro-mechanical processes with large deformations and variable permeabilities. Acta Geotechnica (2017). link

M.G. Korzani, S.A. Galindo-Torres, A. Scheuermann, D.J. Williams. Parametric study on Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics for investigating hydraulic and mechanical behaviour of an embankment under action of flooding and overburden loads. Computers and Geotechnics (2017).link

M.G. Korzani, S.A. Galindo-Torres, A. Scheuermann, D.J. Williams. Parametric study on Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics to accurately determine drag coefficient for a circular cylinder. Water Sciences and Engineering (2017). link

Somayeh Behraftar, Sergio Galindo Torres, Alexander Scheuermann, David J Williams, Eduardo Antonio G Marques, Hossein Janjani. A reply to the discussion on a calibration methodology to obtain material parameters for the representation of fracture mechanics based on discrete element simulations. Computers and Geotechnics (2017). link

S. Behraftar, S.A. Galindo Torres, A. Scheuermann, D.J. Williams, E.A.G. Marques, H. Janjani Avarzaman. A calibration methodology to obtain material parameters for the representation of fracture mechanics based on discrete element simulations. Computers and Geotechnics (2017). link

Pei Zhang, S.A. Galindo-Torres, Hongwu Tang, Guangqiu Jin, A. Scheuermann, Ling Li. An efficient Discrete Element Lattice Boltzmann model for simulation of particle-fluid, particle-particle interactions. Computers and Fluids (2017). link

J Busse, Jean-Raynald De Dreuzy, S Galindo Torres, D Bringemeier, A Scheuermann. Image processing based characterization of coal cleat networks. International Journal of Coal Geology (2017). link

2016

H M D Harshani, S A Galindo-Torres, A Scheuermann and H B Muhlhaus. Experimental study of porous media flow using hydro-gel beads and LED based PIV. Measurement Science and Technology (2016), Volume 28, Number 1. link

Huu Duc To, Sergio Andres Galindo-Torres, Alexander Scheuermann. Sequential sphere packing by trilateration equations. Granular Matter (2016). link

Pei Zhang, S. A. Galindo-Torres, Hongwu Tang, Guangqiu Jin, A. Scheuermann, and Ling Li. Lattice Boltzmann simulations of settling behaviors of irregularly shaped particles. Physical Review E (2016). link

Somayeh Behraftar, Joshua Heslin, Sergio Galindo Torres, Alexander Scheuermann. Investigation of point load index using novel discrete based model. Applied Mechanics and Materials Vol 846 (2016) pp 348-353. link

Maziar Gholami Korzani, Sergio A Galindo-Torres, Alexander Scheuermann, David J Williams. Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics into the Fluid Dynamics of Classical Problems. Applied Mechanics and Materials Vol 846 (2016) pp 73-78. link

J Cabrejos-Hurtado, S Galindo-Torres, DM Pedroso. Assessment of the mechanical behavior of granular media by DEM-based true triaxial tests. Applied Mechanics and Materials Vol 846 (2016) pp 428-433. link

J Busse, S Galindo Torres, Alexander Scheuermann, L Li, D Bringemeier. Micro-scale flow simulations and permeability estimation of cleat networks in coal. Applied Mechanics and Materials Vol 846 (2016) pp46-47. link

Sergio Andres Galindo Torres, Scheuermann Alexander and Li Ling. Boundary effects on the Soil Water Characteristic Curves obtained from lattice Boltzmann simulations. Computers and Geotechnics (2016). link

2015

Sergio Andres Galindo Torres, T. Molebatsi, X.-Z. Kong, A. Scheuermann, D. Bringemeier, and L. Li. Scaling solutions for connectivity and conductivity of continuous random networks. Physical Review E (2015). link

Huu Duc To, Alexander Scheuermann, Sergio Andres Galindo-Torres. Probability of Transportation of Loose Particles in Suffusion Assessment by Self-Filtration Criteria. Acta Geotechnica (2015). link

E Gerolymatou, Sergio Andres Galindo Torres and T Triantafyllidis. Numerical investigation of the effect of preexisting discontinuities on hydraulic stimulation. Computers and Geotechnics (2015). link

Harshani HMD, Sergio Andres Galindo Torres, Alexander Scheuermann and Hans Muhlhaus. Micro-mechanical analysis on the onset of erosion in granular materials. Philosophical Magazine (2015).link

Ma Ye, Kong Xiangzhao, Scheuermann Alexander, Sergio Andres Galindo Torres, Ling Li. Microbubble transport in water‐saturated porous media. Water Resources Research March (2015). link

2014

To Huu Duc, Sergio Andres Galindo Torres and Alexander Scheuermann. Primary fabric fraction analysis of granular soils. Acta Geotechnica (2014).link

Sergio Andres Galindo Torres, Dorival Pedroso, David Williams and Hans Muhlhaus. An analysis of the strength of anisotropic granular assemblies via discrete methods. Applied Mechanics and Materials Vol. 553 (2014) pp 525-530. link

Sergio Andres Galindo Torres, Alexander Scheuermann, David Williams and Hans Muhlhaus. Micro-mechanics of contact erosion. Applied Mechanics and Materials Vol. 553 (2014) pp 513-518. link

To Huu Duc, Sergio Andres Galindo Torres and Alexander Scheuermann. A numerical approach for the determination of the primary fabric of granular soils. Applied Mechanics and Materials Vol. 553 (2014) pp 489-494. link

Maziar Gholami Korzani, Sergio Andres Galindo Torres, David Williams and Alexander Scheuermann. Numerical simulation of tank discharge using smoothed particle hydrodynamics. Applied Mechanics and Materials Vol. 553 (2014) pp 168-173.link

2013

Galindo Torres Sergio Andres, Scheuermann Alexander, Williams David and Muhlhaus Hans. A micro-mechanical approach for the study of contact erosion. Acta Geotechnica (2013).link

Galindo Torres Sergio Andres. A coupled Discrete Element Lattice Boltzmann Method for the simulation of fluid-solid interaction with particles of general shapes. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering Volume 265, October 2013, Pages 107-119,link

Galindo Torres Sergio Andres, Pedroso Dorival, Williams David and Muhlhaus Hans. Strength of non-spherical particles with anisotropic geometries under triaxial and shearing loading configurations. Granular Matter 2013. link

Galindo Torres Sergio Andres, Scheuermann Alexander, Pedroso Dorival, Li Ling and Williams David. A Lattice Boltzmann model for studying transient effects during imbibition and drainage cycles in unsaturated soils. Computational Physics Communications Volume 184, Issue 4, April 2013, Pages 1086–1093. link

2012

Galindo Torres Sergio Andres, Muñoz Jose Daniel and Lizcano Arcesio. Effect of the frictional heat dissipation in the loss of soil strength. Physical Review E 86, 061302 2012. link

Galindo Torres Sergio Andres, Scheuermann Alexander and Li Ling. Numerical study on the permeability in a tensorial form for laminar flow in anisotropic porous media. Physical Review E, 86, 046306. 2012. link

Marroquin Fernando, Azzeluyah Imran, Galindo Torres Sergio Andres and Olsen Louise. Bottlenecks in granular flow: When does and obstacle increase the flow rate in an hourglass? Rapid Communication Physical Review E, 85, 020301. 2012. link

Galindo Torres Sergio Andres, Pedroso Dorival, Williams David and Li Ling. Breaking processes in three-dimensional bonded granular materials with general shapes. Computer Physics Communications Volume 183, Issue 2, February 2012, Pages 266-277. link

Before 2010

Galindo Torres Sergio Andres, Alonso-Marroquin Fernando and Muñoz Jose Daniel. Minkowski-Voronoi diagrams as a method to generate random packings of spheropolygons for the simulation of soils. Phys. Rev. E 82, 056713. 2010. link

Galindo Torres Sergio Andres and Pedroso Dorival. Molecular dynamics simulations of complex-shaped particles using Voronoi-based spheropolyhedra. Phys. Rev. E 81, 061303. 2010. link

Galindo Torres Sergio Andres, Marroquin Fernando, Wang Yucang, Pedroso Dorival and Muñoz Jose Daniel. Molecular dynamics simulation of complex particles in three dimensions and the study of friction due to nonconvexity. Rapid Comunication Physical Review E, 79, 060301. 2009. link

Galindo Torres Sergio Andres and Muñoz Castaño Jose Daniel. Simulation of the hydraulic fracture process in two dimensions using a discrete element method. Phys. Rev. E 75, 066109. 2007. link

Galindo Torres Sergio Andres and Muñoz Castaño Jose Daniel. Computational simulation of the hydraulic fracturing process using a discrete element method. Interjournal: International Journal of Complex Systems. Manuscript Number 1647. 2006. link