|Title||Multi-periodic boundary conditions and the Contact Dynamics method|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Journal||Comptes Rendus Mécanique|
For investigating the mechanical behavior of granular materials by means of the discrete element approach, it is desirable to be able to simulate representative volume elements with macroscopically homogeneous deformations. This can be achieved by means of fully periodic boundary conditions such that stresses or displacements can be applied in all space directions. We present a general framework for periodic boundary conditions in granular materials and its implementation more specifically in the Contact Dynamics method. (c) 2017 Academie des sciences. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.
|Short Title||Comptes Rendus Mécanique|