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|
A one parameter damageable contact law for DEM, with application to frictional-cohesive granular materials
Université Grenoble Alpes – CNRS – Grenoble INP, 3SR, Grenoble, France
Published online: 7 June 2021
A novel type of damageable cohesive law is presented for paired particle interactions in a DEM granular arrangement. It is designed in the spirit of a mixed breakage criterion for solid cohesion interaction, which can be implemented in parallel to a granular-frictional contact law. The evolution of damage at the contact level can be be easily modulated to enable a progressive transition from an initially linear elastic response to a loss of cohesion, by using a single parameter χ*. In a straightforward numerical implementation, the effect of this contact model is presented for a 3D periodic boundary condition DEM code. The results from a series of simulations show that, for a constant peak resistance of the cohesion, a more progressive damage result in an increase of the peak stress in a particle assembly, as well as a continuous transition in the stiffness of the stress-strain response around the peak stress.
A video is available at https://doi.org/10.48448/z2t8-n571
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