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DEM simulations of bi-disperse ellipsoids of different particle sizes
Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 342 (2014) no. 3, pp. 141-150.

This paper presents the result of two schemes concerning computational effort reduction in discrete element simulations (DEM) of binary mixtures. Numerical triaxial compression simulations were performed. The coarse ellipsoids and the fine ellipsoids have similar shapes, but the sizes are significantly different. Computational effort reduction can be achieved by increasing the density of individual particles so that a greater time step can be used in DEM. Two different mass increase schemes are investigated. The result indicates that both schemes provide a speedup. Similar results can be produced with the correct damping.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.crme.2014.01.008
Keywords: DEM, Granular materials

Tang-Tat Ng 1, 2; Wei Zhou 1

1 State Key Laboratory of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering Science, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
2 Civil Engineering Department, University of New Mexico, NM 87131, USA
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Tang-Tat Ng; Wei Zhou. DEM simulations of bi-disperse ellipsoids of different particle sizes. Comptes Rendus. Mécanique, Volume 342 (2014) no. 3, pp. 141-150. doi : 10.1016/j.crme.2014.01.008. https://comptes-rendus.academie-sciences.fr/mecanique/articles/10.1016/j.crme.2014.01.008/

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