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Implementation of extrinsic cohesive zone model (ECZM) in 2D finite-discrete element method (FDEM) using node binding scheme
Computers and Geotechnics, Volume: 159, Start page: 105470
Swansea University Author: Yuntian Feng
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The combined finite-discrete element method (FDEM) has been widely used for rock fracturing simulations. Conventionally, FDEM is realized using the intrinsic cohesive zone model (ICZM); however, it has the drawback of artificial compliance and high computational expense. As a complement, the extrins...
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The combined finite-discrete element method (FDEM) has been widely used for rock fracturing simulations. Conventionally, FDEM is realized using the intrinsic cohesive zone model (ICZM); however, it has the drawback of artificial compliance and high computational expense. As a complement, the extrinsic cohesive zone model (ECZM) is seen to be realized in FDEM recently, whereas the node splitting scheme utilized is cumbersome. Here, within the framework of ICZM-based FDEM, we propose a node binding scheme to efficiently bind the pre-discretized finite elements and thus guarantee the continuum behavior of materials in the elastic stage. The yield surfaces, controlled by ECZM, are dynamically embedded by invoking the pre-inserted cohesive elements. The effectiveness and efficiency of the proposed approach are validated and tested by performing a suite of numerical experiments. Compared with ICZM-based FDEM, the proposed approach can correctly capture material deformation and reduce the computation cost. In contrast to the existing ECZM-based FDEM, the proposed approach can overcome the frequent and complex element topology updating. This work provides a novel perspective that fully inherits the advantages of both ICZM and ECZM, but circumvents their shortcomings, which guarantees a more efficient and effective simulation of brittle material evolution from continuum to discontinuum.
Faculty of Science and Engineering
This work is supported by the Shenzhen Science and Technology Program (JCYJ20220530113612028) and the Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Geophysical High-resolution Imaging Technology (2022B1212010002).