Calibrate spheres to mimic real soils

Submitted by gukargl on Mon, 07/01/2013 - 15:37

Hi,

What would be the best way to calibrate the simulated particles to behave like a real granular soil and how to demonstrate this?
Is there a way to run some virtual triaxial and shear tests which can be compared to real measurements?
Has somebody done already so and would be willing to share some information?

Cheers
Günter