The combined finite discrete element method is a relatively new computational tool aimed at problems involving static and / or dynamic behaviour of systems involving a large number of solid deformable bodies. Such problems include fragmentation using explosives (e.g rock blasting), impacts, demolition (collapsing buildings), blast loads, digging and loading processes, and powder technology. The combined finite-discrete element method - a natural extension of both discrete and finite element methods - allows researchers to model problems involving the deformability of either one solid body, a large number of bodies, or a solid body which fragments (e.g. in rock blasting applications a more or less intact rock mass is transformed into a pile of solid rock fragments of different sizes, which interact with each other). The topic is gaining in importance, and is at the forefront of some of the current efforts in computational modeling of the failure of solids. * Accompanying source codes plus input and output files available on the Internet * Important applications such as mining engineering, rock blasting and petroleum engineering * Includes practical examples of applications areas Essential reading for postgraduates, researchers and software engineers working in mechanical engineering.Hocking, G., Mustoe, G.G.W. and Williams, J.R. (1985) CICE discrete element analysis codeatheoretical manual. Applied Mechanics Inc., Lakewood, CO. ... Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2nd edition. Kishino, Y. (1987) Disc model analysis of granular media. In Micromechanics of Granular Materials, Satake, M. and Jenkins , J.T. (Eds.), Elsevier, Amsterdam, 143a152. ... 5th edition. Lewis, R.W. and Schrefler, B.A. (1998) The Finite Element Method in the Static and Dynamics Deformationanbsp;...

Title | : | The Combined Finite-Discrete Element Method |

Author | : | Antonio A. Munjiza |

Publisher | : | John Wiley & Sons - 2004-04-21 |

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