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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2011 Vol.12 No.5 P.335-344


Discrete element modelling approach to assessment of granular properties in concrete

Author(s):  Piet Stroeven, Huan He, Martijn Stroeven

Affiliation(s):  Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology, Stevinweg 1, 2628 CN Delft, the Netherlands; more

Corresponding email(s):   H.He@live.com

Key Words:  Cementitious materials, Granular properties, Concurrent algorithm, Discrete element modelling (DEM), Shape, Particles

Piet Stroeven, Huan He, Martijn Stroeven. Discrete element modelling approach to assessment of granular properties in concrete[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2011, 12(5): 335-344.

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This paper presents the technological relevance of a concurrent algorithm-based discrete element modelling (DEM) system, HADES. This new system is the successor of SPACE that is limited to spherical grains only. It can realistically simulate the packing of arbitrary-shaped particles up to the fully compacted state. Generation of families of such particles, i.e., generally representing aggregate of fluvial origin and crushed rock, respectively, and the forming way of particulate structure are described. Similarly shaped particles are proposed for simulation of cement paste because of conformity with experimental results obtained by the X-ray tomography method. Technologically relevant territories inside and outside concrete technology are presently explored in this efficient, reliable, and economic way. Some results obtained by this DEM approach are presented.

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