EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 249, 2021Powders & Grains 2021 – 9th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Cohesive Granular Materials|
|Published online||07 June 2021|
Capturing the failure of a cohesive granular step
Institut d’Alembert - Université Paris Sorbonne, 75252 Paris, France
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Published online: 7 June 2021
A Contact Dynamics algorithm is applied to simulate the failure of 2-dimensional granular steps. Focussing on one single value for both the adhesive force threshold and the contact friction, we track the signature of the failure in the cumulative displacement of the grains. The introduction of a displacement threshold allows for the identification of the onset of a rapid failure and the formation of the corresponding shear band. The latter gives access to an estimation of the failure orientation.
The robustness of the measure thus performed for one single run is assessed by carrying out a series of 10 additional simulations, showing a fairly reproducible behaviour.
A video is available at https://doi.org/10.48448/9gvr-9f17
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2021
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