MercuryDPM: Fast, flexible particle simulations in complex geometries Part B: Applications

Thomas Weinhart, Deepak Raju Tunuguntla, Marnix Pieter van Schrojenstein Lantman, Irana Francisca Catharina Denissen, Kit Windows-Yule, Harmen Polman, Jonathan M F Tsang, Binbin Jin, Luca Orefice, Kasper van der Vaart, Sudeshna Roy, Hao Shi, Arianna Pagano, Wouter M. den Breeijen, Bert Johan Scheper, Ahmed Jarray, Stefan Luding, Anthony Richard 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
PublisherInternational Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering
ISBN (Print)9788494690976
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017
EventV International Conference on Particle-Based Methods - Fundamentals and Applications, PARTICLES 2017 - Hannover, Germany
Duration: 26 Sep 201728 Sep 2017
Conference number: 5
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Conference

ConferenceV International Conference on Particle-Based Methods - Fundamentals and Applications, PARTICLES 2017
Abbreviated titlePARTICLES
CountryGermany
CityHannover
Period26/09/1728/09/17
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geometry
simulation
computer programs
liquid bridges
drums
particle interactions
screws
complex systems
chutes
shear flow
particulates
clays
congressional reports
liquids

Keywords

  • Granular Materials, DEM, MercuryDPM, Open-Source

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Weinhart, T., Tunuguntla, D. R., van Schrojenstein Lantman, M. P., Denissen, I. F. C., Windows-Yule, K., Polman, H., ... Thornton, A. R. (2017). MercuryDPM: Fast, flexible particle simulations in complex geometries Part B: Applications. In 5th International Conference on Particle-Based Methods - Fundamentals and Applications, PARTICLES 2017 International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering.
Weinhart, Thomas ; Tunuguntla, Deepak Raju ; van Schrojenstein Lantman, Marnix Pieter ; Denissen, Irana Francisca Catharina ; Windows-Yule, Kit ; Polman, Harmen ; Tsang, Jonathan M F ; Jin, Binbin ; Orefice, Luca ; van der Vaart, Kasper ; Roy, Sudeshna ; Shi, Hao ; Pagano, Arianna ; den Breeijen, Wouter M. ; Scheper, Bert Johan ; Jarray, Ahmed ; Luding, Stefan ; Thornton, Anthony Richard. / MercuryDPM: Fast, flexible particle simulations in complex geometries Part B: Applications. 5th International Conference on Particle-Based Methods - Fundamentals and Applications, PARTICLES 2017. International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering, 2017.
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Weinhart T, Tunuguntla DR, van Schrojenstein Lantman MP, Denissen IFC, Windows-Yule K, Polman H et al. MercuryDPM: Fast, flexible particle simulations in complex geometries Part B: Applications. In 5th International Conference on Particle-Based Methods - Fundamentals and Applications, PARTICLES 2017. International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering. 2017