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Energy-conserving contact interaction models for arbitrarily shaped discrete elements

Y.T Feng, K Han, D.R.J Owen, Roger Owen Orcid Logo

Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Volume: 205-208, Pages: 169 - 177

Swansea University Author: Roger Owen Orcid Logo

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Published in: Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
ISSN: 0045-7825
Published: 2012
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Item Description: The treatment of contact conditions in discrete element models has traditionally been based on simple engineering principles and heuristic approaches. This paper establishes a unified and energetically based formulation for contact modelling applicable to arbitrary shaped particles, which has a clear geometrical interpretation and can recover well-known models used in practice. The approach is well accepted and implemented in commercial codes, including Rockfield’s discrete element system ELFEN (
College: Faculty of Science and Engineering
Start Page: 169
End Page: 177