Website Goals

  • Provides high quality learning resources about VBOX and Discrete Element Model
  • Constructs a leading structural numerical simulation laboratory

Contact Information

  • Official QQ group: 432511425
  • Address: School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
  • Suggestions and Contributions:

Software Development and Website Maintenance


FENG YanJie (Nanjing University)

HUANG Qian (Nanjing University)

Julia K. Morgan (Rice University)

LIU Chun (Nanjing University)

LIN Chuan (Nanjing University)

TONG HengMao (Chain University of Petroleum)

SUN Chuang (Sun Yat-sen University)

WU Chuang (Nanjing University)

WEI HuaJing (Nanjing University)

WANG Wei (Nanjing University)

WU Zhunyun (East China University of Technology)

XU KunZe (Chain University of Petroleum)

XU WenJiao (Nanjing University)

YANG GenXiong (Nanjing University)

YIN HongWei (Nanjing University)

ZHANG JiaXing (Nanjing University)

ZHANG YinChun (Nanjing University)

Especially, we thank Julia K. Morgan for generously sharing the post-processing scripts and algorithms (GMT and MATLAB codes), which have been used to process and display the model outputs presented. Further details about these methods can be found in the following reference: Morgan (2015) (DOI: 10.1002/2014JB011455).

During the development of VBOX, We referred to a large number of materials, i.e., Linear model (Cundall et al.,1979),Lattice Solid Model (Hardy et al.,2009; Liu et al.,2013 ), and Hertz-Mindlin Morgan (2015), TRUBAL, RICEBAL, PFC2D users’ manual (Itasca,2004), YADE. If you are using VBOX for numerical simulations, you need to properly cite the appropriate literature.