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

Thomas Weinhart, Deepak R. Tunuguntla, Marnix P.Van Schrojenstein Lantman, Irana F.C. Denissen, Christopher R. Windows Yule, Harmen Polman, Jonathan M.F. Tsang, Binbin Jin, Luca Orefice, Kasper Van Der Vaart, Sudeshna Roy, Hao Shi, Arianna Pagano, Wouter DenBreeijen, 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
    PublisherInternational Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering
    Pages123-134
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)9788494690976
    Publication statusPublished - 26 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
    http://congress.cimne.com/particles2017/frontal/default.asp

    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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    Keywords

    • DEM
    • Granular Materials
    • MercuryDPM
    • Open-Source

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    Weinhart, T., Tunuguntla, D. R., Lantman, M. P. V. S., Denissen, I. F. C., Windows Yule, C. R., Polman, H., ... Thornton, A. R. (2017). MercuryDPM: Fast, flexible particle simulations in complex geometries part II: Applications. In 5th International Conference on Particle-Based Methods - Fundamentals and Applications, PARTICLES 2017 (pp. 123-134). International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering.