MercuryDPM: Fast, flexible particle simulations in complex geometries part II: Applications

Thomas Weinhart, Deepak R. Tunuguntla, Marnix P. van Schrojenstein Lantman, Irana F. Denissen, R.W.Y. Christopher, Harmen Polman, Jonathan M.F. Tsang, Binbin Jin, Luca Orefice, Kasper van der Vaart, Sudeshna Roy, Hao Shi, Arianna Pagano, Wouter den Breeijen, Bert J. Scheper, Ahmed Jarray, Stefan Luding, Anthony R. Thornton

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Abstract

MercuryDPM is a particle-simulation software developed open-source by a global network of researchers. It was designed ab initio to simulate realistic geometries and materials, thus it contains several unique features not found in any other particle simulation software. These features have been discussed in a companion paper published in the DEM7 conference proceedings; here we present several challenging setups implemented in MercuryDPM . Via these setups, we demonstrate the unique capability of the code to simulate and analyse highly complex geotechnical and industrial applications. The setups implemented include complex geometries such as (i) a screw conveyor, (ii) steady-state inflow conditions for chute flows, (iii) a confined conveyor belt to simulate a steady-state breaking wave, and (iii) a quasi-2D cylindrical slice to efficiently study shear flows. MercuryDPM is also parallel, which we showcase via a multi-million particle simulations of a rotating drum. We further demonstrate how to simulate complex particle interactions, including: (i) deformable, charged clay particles; and (ii) liquid bridges and liquid migration in wet particulates, (iii) non-spherical particles implemented via superquadrics. Finally, we show how to analyse and complex systems using the unique micro-macro mapping (coarse-graining) tool MercuryCG.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Particle-Based Methods - Fundamentals and Applications, PARTICLES 2017
EditorsE. Onate, P. Wriggers, T. Zohdi, M. Bischoff, D.R.J. Owen
Pages123-134
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9788494690976
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event5th International Conference on Particle-Based Methods - Fundamentals and Applications, PARTICLES 2017 - Hannover, Germany
Duration: 26 Sep 201728 Sep 2017

Publication series

Name5th International Conference on Particle-Based Methods - Fundamentals and Applications, PARTICLES 2017

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Particle-Based Methods - Fundamentals and Applications, PARTICLES 2017
CountryGermany
CityHannover
Period26/09/1728/09/17

Keywords

  • DEM
  • Granular Materials
  • MercuryDPM
  • Open-Source

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