EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 249, 2021Powders & Grains 2021 – 9th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media
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|Published online||07 June 2021|
High compressibility caused by particle breakage: a DEM investigation
Univ. Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, 3SR, 38000 Grenoble, France.
2 Andra, R&D Division, Meuse/Haute-Marne Underground Research Laboratory, 55290 Bure, France.
Published online: 7 June 2021
This paper summarises the numerical and experimental studies of brittle, hollow, cylindrical particles, called shells. It addresses the influence of shell properties both at the particle and assembly scales. Extreme compressibility has been recorded in the oedometer tests. Due to the large internal porosity of the shell, the breakage phenomena lead to highly compressive deformations with a significant stress dissipation. Using the Discrete Element Method (DEM), we have investigated in depth the micro-mechanical phenomena governing this macroscopic response. By quantifying the breakage and separating the double-porosity of the material, the foundations of a future constitutive model have been established throughout a simple prediction model applicable to the engineering practice.
A video is available at https://doi.org/10.48448/az20-zt49
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