Simulation research of the buffering capacity of non-convex particle system under impact loading
1 Department of Mechanics, Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, China
2 Key Laboratory of Soft Matter Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China
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Published online: 30 June 2017
The behavior of granular materials under the action of external force is a fundamental problem for the dynamics of granular media. This paper investigates the buffering capacity of three-dimensional non-convex granular beds subjected to vertical impact using the discrete element methods. The results display the particle shape significantly affects the buffering capacity of the equal mass granular bed. And the influence of aspect ratio of non-convex particles on buffering capacity exhibits an obvious non-monotonicity. The functional mechanism of inter-particle friction is discussed. It is showed that the shape of the non-convex particles has a great effect on the contact number of granular system and probability density functions of inter-particle forces.
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