The development of the formalism of movable cellular automata for modeling the nonlinear mechanical behavior of viscoelastic materials
Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science SB RAS, 2/4 pr. Akademicheskii, 634055 Tomsk, Russian Federation
2 National Research Tomsk State University, 36 Lenin ave., 634050 Tomsk, Russian Federation
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Published online: 30 October 2019
The paper is devoted to the development of the formalism of the computational method of discrete elements (DEM) for describing the mechanical behavior of consolidated viscoelastic materials. We considered an advanced implementation of DEM, namely, the method of movable cellular automata (MCA). A feature of this implementation of DEM is the use of a generalized many-body formulation of the relations for the forces of element-element interaction. 3D numerical models of viscoelastic material with a spectrum of relaxation times (Kelvin and Maxwell models, the standard model of elastomers, and others) were developed within the formalism of MCA. The correctness of the developed discrete element formalism and its applicability for modeling the processes of deformation and fracture of viscoelastic materials under dynamic loading are shown using the standard model of elastomers as an example. The relevance of the results is determined by the prospects for the further development of DEM and its application to study and predict the mechanical response of viscoelastic materials of various nature under dynamic loading including contact problems.
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