A adaptive reduced-dimensional discrete element method for non-dissipative explicit dynamic responses of granular materials with high-frequency noises

Zhong, Xinran; Sun, WaiChing

We present a dimensional-reduction framework based on proper orthogonal decomposition (POD) for non-dissipative explicit dynamic discrete element method (DEM) simulations. Through Galerkin projection, we introduce a finite dimensional space with less number of degree of freedoms such that the discrete element simulations are not only faster but also free of high-frequency noises. Since this method requires no injection of artificial or numerical damping, there is no need to tune damping parameters. The suppression of high-frequency responses allows larger time step for faster explicit integration. To capture the highly nonlinear behaviors due to particle rearrangement, an automatic mode-update scheme is formulated such that the most efficient basis can be used to predict mechanical responses. Numerical examples including, the wave propagation simulations and uniaxial extension and compression tests are used to demonstrate the capacity of the reduced order model.


Also Published In

International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering

More About This Work

Academic Units
Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Published Here
September 24, 2018