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Title: Field-gradient partitioning for fracture and frictional contact in the material point method: Field-gradient partitioning for fracture and frictional contact in the material point method [Fracture and frictional contact in material point method using damage-field gradients for velocity-field partitioning]

Contact and fracture in the material point method require grid-scale enrichment or partitioning of material into distinct velocity fields to allow for displacement or velocity discontinuities at a material interface. We present a new method which a kernel-based damage field is constructed from the particle data. The gradient of this field is used to dynamically repartition the material into contact pairs at each node. Our approach avoids the need to construct and evolve explicit cracks or contact surfaces and is therefore well suited to problems involving complex 3-D fracture with crack branching and coalescence. A straightforward extension of this approach permits frictional ‘self-contact’ between surfaces that are initially part of a single velocity field, enabling more accurate simulation of granular flow, porous compaction, fragmentation, and comminution of brittle materials. Finally, numerical simulations of self contact and dynamic crack propagation are presented to demonstrate the accuracy of the approach.
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  1. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States). Computational Geosciences Group
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Journal ID: ISSN 0029-5981
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-07NA27344; PND-L45911-WFO-DOD; LLNL-JRNL-679544 DE-AC52-07NA27344
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 109; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 0029-5981
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
97 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; material point method (MPM); fracture; cracks; contact; friction; fragmentation; comminution; mesoscale modeling; continuum damage; CPDI
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OSTI ID: 1401689