Colin Thornton mainly focuses on Mechanics, Coefficient of restitution, SPHERES, Discrete element method and Agglomerate. His Mechanics research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Classical mechanics, Kinetic energy and Contact mechanics. His studies in Contact mechanics integrate themes in fields like Material properties and Equations of motion.
His studies deal with areas such as Yield, Stiffness, Finite element method and Spring as well as Coefficient of restitution. He has researched Discrete element method in several fields, including Kinematics, Computer simulation and Contact force. His work deals with themes such as Granular material, Breakage and Fracture, which intersect with Agglomerate.
Mechanics, Discrete element method, Composite material, Agglomerate and Granular material are his primary areas of study. His work on Coefficient of restitution as part of general Mechanics study is frequently connected to SPHERES, therefore bridging the gap between diverse disciplines of science and establishing a new relationship between them. His Coefficient of restitution research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Kinematics, Elastic plastic and Contact force.
The various areas that Colin Thornton examines in his Discrete element method study include Computational fluid dynamics, Geotechnical engineering, Flow, Computer simulation and Die. His study in Agglomerate is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Flattening, Impact velocity and Fracture. His work focuses on many connections between Granular material and other disciplines, such as Overburden pressure, that overlap with his field of interest in Stiffness.
The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Discrete element method, Mechanics, Composite material, Geotechnical engineering and Breakage. His Discrete element method research focuses on subjects like Stress, which are linked to Deformation. His research integrates issues of Fluidization and Contact mechanics in his study of Mechanics.
His Contact mechanics research incorporates themes from Square root, Coefficient of restitution and Dynamics. His Composite material research integrates issues from Elastic plastic and Overburden pressure. In his research on the topic of Elastic plastic, Agglomerate is strongly related with Dissipation.
His primary areas of investigation include Discrete element method, Mechanics, Void ratio, Bond strength and Composite material. Colin Thornton combines subjects such as Fluidization, Simulation, Compressibility and Immersed tube with his study of Discrete element method. His work carried out in the field of Mechanics brings together such families of science as Dynamics and Contact mechanics.
His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Wetting, Breakage and Ultimate tensile strength. His work on Compression as part of general Composite material study is frequently linked to SPHERES, therefore connecting diverse disciplines of science. His Normal force research integrates issues from Stress and Transition point.
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A Theoretical Study of the Liquid Bridge Forces between Two Rigid Spherical Bodies
Guoping Lian;Colin Thornton;Michael J. Adams.
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (1993)
A theoretical model for the stick/bounce behaviour of adhesive, elastic-plastic spheres
Colin Thornton;Zemin Ning.
Powder Technology (1998)
Discrete particle-continuum fluid modelling of gas–solid fluidised beds
K.D. Kafui;C. Thornton;M.J. Adams.
Chemical Engineering Science (2002)
Impact of elastic spheres with and without adhesion
C. Thornton;K.K. Yin.
Powder Technology (1991)
A comparison of discrete element simulations and experiments for ‘sandpiles’ composed of spherical particles
Yanjie Li;Yong Xu;Colin Thornton.
Powder Technology (2005)
Numerical simulation of the impact fracture and fragmentation of agglomerates
C Thornton;K K Yin;M J Adams.
Journal of Physics D (1996)
An investigation of the comparative behaviour of alternative contact force models during elastic collisions
Colin Thornton;Sharen J. Cummins;Paul W. Cleary.
Powder Technology (2011)
Discrete particle simulation of agglomerate impact coalescence
Guoping Lian;Colin Thornton;Michael J. Adams.
Chemical Engineering Science (1998)
Rebound behaviour of spheres for plastic impacts
Chuan-yu Wu;Long-yuan Li;Colin Thornton.
International Journal of Impact Engineering (2003)
Energy dissipation during normal impact of elastic and elastic-plastic spheres
Chuan Yu Wu;Long Yuan Li;Colin Thornton.
International Journal of Impact Engineering (2005)
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