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Simulation of failure of a fixed beam subjected to impact load using quadrilateral discrete element method
Rajesh P. Nair, Chebolu Lakshmana Rao
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Volume: 8
Pages: 473 - 477
Discrete Element Method (DEM) is an explicit numerical scheme to model the mechanical response of solid and particulate media. In our paper, we are introducing Quadrilateral Discrete Element Method (QDEM) for the simulation of the separation of elements in fixed beam subjected to impact load. QDEM results are compared with other DEM results available in literature. Impact loads include two cases: (a) a half sine wave and (b) a penetrator hitting the fixed beam. Separation criteria used for the discrete elements is maximum principal stress failure criteria. In QDEM, convergence study for the response of fixed beam is obtained using MATLAB platform. Validation of quadrilateral elements in fixed beam is being carried out by comparing the results with empirical formula available in literature for the impact analysis. Copyright © 2012 by ASME.
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JournalASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
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