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Hybrid Finite-Discrete Element Modeling of the Mode I Tensile Response of an Alumina Ceramic

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  • We have developed a three-dimensional hybrid finite-discrete element model to investigate the mode I tensile opening failure of alumina ceramic. This model implicitly considers the flaw system in the material and explicitly shows the macroscopic failure patterns. A single main crack perpendicular to the loading direction is observed during the tensile loading simulation. Some fragments appear near the crack surfaces due to crack branching. The tensile strength obtained by our model is consistent with the experimental results from the literature. Once validated with the literature, the influences of the distribution of the flaw system on the tensile strength and elastic modulus are explored. The simulation results show that the material with more uniform flaw sizes and fewer big flaws has stronger tensile strength and higher elastic modulus.

  • Date created
    2023-03-13
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    Article (Published)
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-5hrm-1110
  • License
    Attribution 4.0 International
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    • Zheng, J., Li, H., & Hogan, J. D. (2023). Hybrid Finite-Discrete Element Modeling of the Mode I Tensile Response of an Alumina Ceramic. Modelling, 4(1), 87–101. https://doi.org/10.3390/modelling4010007