Exploration of particulate and granular mass transport using LAMMPS


The student will be researching the capabilities of modelling granular flow profiles using the Large-scale Atomic/Molecular Massively Parallel Simulator (LAMMPS). LAMMPS is a Sandia Laboratory-developed molecular modelling program that is able to model solid-state materials, soft matter, and coarse-grained systems.

Completion Objectives:

By the end of the semester, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the differences between laminar and turbulent flow
  • Differentiate between saltation, reptation, creep, and suspension in Aeolian soil transport
  • Explain the basics of modeling simple granular flow using LAMMPS
  • Discuss the capabilities and programming language of LAMMPS

Faculty Advisor:

  • Foudazi

Required Competencies

  • Basic understanding of transport phenomena and material balances
  • C++ experience

Student Researcher:

  • Omar Khodari

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