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Jia Lin, Erich Bauer, WeiWu. A combined method to model grain crushing with DEM[J]. Geoscience Frontiers, 2020, (2): 451-459. doi: 10.1016/j.gsf.2019.02.011
Citation: Jia Lin, Erich Bauer, WeiWu. A combined method to model grain crushing with DEM[J]. Geoscience Frontiers, 2020, (2): 451-459. doi: 10.1016/j.gsf.2019.02.011

A combined method to model grain crushing with DEM

doi: 10.1016/j.gsf.2019.02.011

The authors would like to express their thanks to Dr. Imre Laufer for sharing his PFC programs of agglomerate method.

  • Received Date: 2018-03-12
  • Rev Recd Date: 2018-10-22
  • Publish Date: 2020-08-26
  • This paper presents a combined method to model grain crushing effects with discrete element method. This method combines the two most commonly used concepts to model grain crushing in DEM, i.e. the replacement method and the agglomerate method, so that it is both accurate and efficient. The method can be easily implemented. The performance is shown by several DEM simulations of biaxial tests. Particles with different crush-abilities are modeled. DEM simulation results with and without grain crushing are compared and discussed. The change of grain size distribution due to grain crushing is also investigated.
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