A multibody strategy for deformable grains
LaMCoS, INSA Lyon, UMR 5259, Université de Lyon, CNRS, 69621 Villeurbanne Cedex, France
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Published online: 30 June 2017
This article presents a numerical framework dedicated to the simulation of granular materials with highly deformable grains. This framework is based on a multibody meshfree strategy, which makes it possible to account for the constitutive model of the material composing each grain and for possibly complex contact laws (e.g. adhesion, friction, etc.). The main principles of the approach are first presented, and two illustrative cases are then detailed in order to emphasize its potential in several domains of the granular science.
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