E3S Web Conf.
Volume 92, 20197th International Symposium on Deformation Characteristics of Geomaterials (IS-Glasgow 2019)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Discrete Element Modelling|
|Published online||25 June 2019|
High resolution incremental stress testing of crushable granular materials
University of Dundee, School of Science and Engineering, Fulton Building, Small's Lane, Dundee, DD1 4HR, UK
2 Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Dept. Civil and Environmental Engineering, C. Jordi Girona 08034 Barcelona, Spain
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The incremental behaviour of crushable sands is investigated by means of a Discrete Element Method (DEM) based analogue. The DEM sample is subjected to a comprehensive set of small stress perturbations in the triaxial plane in order to identify the basic mechanisms contributing to the corresponding strain response. Three contributions to incremental strains are distinguished: elastic, plastic-structural and plastic-crushing. The behaviour observed appears to be consistent with the classic tenets of elasto-plasticity. It is also shown that high resolution probing is required to identify significant features such as elastic anisotropy and irreversible effects on the tangent bulk and shear moduli. As a consequence, computational efficiency is therefore a must for numerical studies of incremental response.
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