Validation study of the particle-based numerical manifold method (PNMM) on stress wave propagation

X. Li, Q. B. Zhang, L. He, J. Zhao

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A validation study of the Particle-based Numerical Manifold Method (PNMM) for wave propagation problems is performed. PNMM is proposed by introducing the concept of particle into the Numerical Manifold Method (NMM). PNMM has potential to simulate the microstructure and heterogeneity of rock materials. The stress wave propagation induced by explosion in a continuum is simulated first. Numerical results of the commercial code ABAQUS is selected as the reference. PNMM provides consistent results for the velocity history of selected points. Then, the stress wave propagation across a material interface is conducted. Simulation results are in good agreement with analytical wave velocities. Therefore, the capability of PNMM to simulate wave propagation is verified.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRock Dynamics: From Research to Engineering
Subtitle of host publication2nd International Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications (ROCDYN-2), 18-19 May 2016, Suzhou, China
EditorsHaibo Li, Jianchun Li, Qianbing Zhang , Jian Zhao
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781315470818
ISBN (Print)9781138029538
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventInternational Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications (RocDyn) 2016 - Suzhou, China
Duration: 18 May 201620 May 2016
Conference number: 2nd


SeminarInternational Conference on Rock Dynamics and Applications (RocDyn) 2016
Abbreviated titleRocDyn 2016
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