Compaction of granular materials composed of deformable particles
1 The University of Danang - University of Science and Technology, 54 Nguyen Luong Bang, Danang, Vietnam
2 LMGC, UMR 5508 CNRS, Université de Montpellier, Montpellier, France
3 IATE, UMR1208, INRA, Université de Montpellier, Cirad, SupAgro, Montpellier, France
4 <MSE> 2, UMI 3466 CNRS-MIT, CEE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA
Published online: 30 June 2017
In soft particle materials such as metallic powders the particles can undergo large deformations without rupture. The large elastic or plastic deformations of the particles are expected to strongly affect the mechanical properties of these materials compared to hard particle materials more often considered in research on granular materials. Herein, two numerical approaches are proposed for the simulation of soft granular systems: (i) an implicit formulation of the Material Point Method (MPM) combined with the Contact Dynamics (CD) method to deal with contact interactions, and (i) Bonded Particle Model (BPM), in which each deformable particle is modeled as an aggregate of rigid primary particles using the CD method. These two approaches allow us to simulate the compaction of an assembly of elastic or plastic particles. By analyzing the uniaxial compaction of 2D soft particle packings, we investigate the effects of particle shape change on the stress-strain relationship and volume change behavior as well as the evolution of the microstructure.
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