Meso-scale framework for modeling granular material using computed tomography [electronic resource].
- Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy, 2016. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy
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- pages 140-146 : digital, PDF file
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- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States. Department of Energy, and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Numerical modeling of unconsolidated granular materials is comprised of multiple nonlinear phenomena. Accurately capturing these phenomena, including grain deformation and intergranular forces depends on resolving contact regions several orders of magnitude smaller than the grain size. Here, we investigate a method for capturing the morphology of the individual particles using computed X-ray and neutron tomography, which allows for accurate characterization of the interaction between grains. The ability of these numerical approaches to determine stress concentrations at grain contacts is important in order to capture catastrophic splitting of individual grains, which has been shown to play a key role in the plastic behavior of the granular material on the continuum level. Discretization approaches, including mesh refinement and finite element type selection are presented to capture high stress concentrations at contact points between grains. The effect of a grain’s coordination number on the stress concentrations is also investigated.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 03/17/2016., "llnl--jrnl-726885", Computers and Geotechnics 76 ISSN 0266-352X AM, and Anne K. Turner; Felix H. Kim; Dayakar Penumadu; Eric B. Herbold.
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