Implementation of a viscoelastic boundary condition to Yade – open source DEM software
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Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Warsaw, Poland
Institute for Mineral Processing Machines and Recycling Systems Technology, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
Submission date: 2022-12-10
Final revision date: 2023-02-02
Acceptance date: 2023-02-03
Online publication date: 2023-04-25
Publication date: 2023-04-28
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Karol Brzeziński   

Faculty of Civil Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2023;61(2):355-364
The paper presents implementation of a viscoelastic boundary condition to Yade software. The implemented boundary condition constraints linear displacements of bodies by applying a reaction force resulting from a solution of the Burgers rheologicalmodel. This work presents the results of one of validation tests, where the output of Discrete Element Simulation (DEM) was compared with an analytically formulated soft-contact problem. Furthermore, potential application in more complex simulations (plate load test) is demonstrated. It shows that the proposed approach allows for realistic yet efficient modeling of foundations purely within the DEM framework.
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