Stress-Strain diagrams for non-convex particles
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems, Graduate School of the University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu, 182-8585 Tokyo, Japan
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Published online: 30 June 2017
While most granular materials in nature and technology consist of non-convex particles, the majority of discrete element (DEM) codes are still only able to cope with convex particles, due to the complexity of the computational geometry and the occurrence of multiple contacts. We have reengineered a code for convex polygonal particles to model non-convex particles as rigidly connected clusters. Constricting non-convex particles along the symmetry axes by 30% leads to an increase of the materials strength of up to 50%.
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