Peridynamics simulation of the comminution of particles containing microcraks
1 IATE, CIRAD, INRA, Montpellier SupAgro, Université de Montpellier, F-34060, Montpellier, France
2 Laboratoire de Mécanique et Génie Civil (LMGC), Université de Montpellier, CNRS, Montpellier, France
3 <MSE2> UMI 3466 CNRS-MIT, DCEE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge CA 02139, USA
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Published online: 30 June 2017
In this study, we rely on a ’bond-based’ peridynamic approach to investigate the strength and failure of 2D particles containing a collection of 1D microcracks. The mechanical tests were performed on disks under diametral compression. In an extensive parametric study, the distribution of microcracks was varied for different particle sizes. The evolution of yield stress with diameter and the probability of failure in terms of Weibull distributions are investigated in detail. Finally, by means of a floodfill algorithm, we analyze the variation of the mean fragment size as a function of the density of defects.
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