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A New Combined Scheme of Discrete Element Method and Meshless Method for Numerical Simulation of Continuum/Discontinuum Transformation

Li Shan, Ning Cui, Ming Cheng, Kaixin Liu

Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences 2012, 83(4), 353-384. https://doi.org/10.3970/cmes.2012.083.353

Abstract

In the present paper, a combined scheme of discrete element method (DEM) and meshless method for numerical simulation of impact problems is proposed. Based on the basic principle of continuum mechanics, an axisymmetric DEM framework is established for modeling the elastoplastic behavior of solid materials. Failure criteria are introduced to model the transformation from a continuum to a discontinuum. The friction force between contact elements is also considered after the failure appears. So our scheme can calculate not only the behavior of continuum and discontinuum, but also the transformation process from a continuum to a discontinuum. In addition, a meshless interpolation method is adopted to calculate the strain tensor, which is a non-local data fitting algorithm, and certain strain and stress measures are defined. Numerical simulations are carried out to validate our scheme. The numerical results agree well with those obtained by the finite element method (FEM) and the corresponding experiment respectively, which proves the feasibility and reliability of our computational scheme for analyzing the impact problems.

Keywords

Discrete element method, Meshless method, Impact problems, continuum, discontinuum, Algorithm of strain tensor

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Shan,, L. (2012). A New Combined Scheme of Discrete Element Method and Meshless Method for Numerical Simulation of Continuum/Discontinuum Transformation. CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, 83(4), 353–384.



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