Continuum hydrodynamics of dry granular flows employing multiplicative elastoplasticity

Abstract:

We present a Lagrangian formulation for simulating the continuum hydrodynamics of dry granular flows based on multiplicative elastoplasticity theory for finite deformation calculations. The formulation is implemented within the smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) method along with a variant of the usual dynamic boundary condition. Three benchmark simulations on dry sands are presented to validate the model: (a) a set of plane strain collapse tests, (b) a set of 3D collapse tests, and (c) a plane strain simulation of the impact force generated by granular flow on a rigid wall. Comparison with experimental results suggests that the formulation is sufficiently robust and accurate to model the continuum hydrodynamics of dry granular flows in a laboratory setting. Results of the simulations suggest the potential of the formulation for modeling more complex, field-scale scenarios characterized by more elaborate geometry and multiphysical processes. To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first time the multiplicative plasticity approach has been applied to granular flows in the context of the SPH method.


Reference:
FÁVERO NETO, Alomir Helio; BORJA, Ronaldo I. Continuum hydrodynamics of dry granular flows employing multiplicative elastoplasticity. Acta Geotechnica, v.13, n.5, p.1027-1040, oct., 2018.


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link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11440-018-0700-3

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