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Simulating the breakage of glass under hard body impact using the combined finite-discrete element method

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Chen, X and Chan, AHC and Yang, J, Simulating the breakage of glass under hard body impact using the combined finite-discrete element method, Computers and Structures, 177 pp. 56-68. ISSN 0045-7949 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.compstruc.2016.08.010

Abstract

The fracture behaviour of glass under hard body impact is simulated using the combined finite-discrete element method with a finite element incorporated into the discrete elements. A Mode I fracture model is employed and proven to be successful in modelling the crack initiation and tracking the crack propagation in glass. Cone, flexural and punching damages are obtained thus qualitatively verified the glass fracture model. A parametric study on tensile strength, fracture energy and impact velocity further examines the breakage behaviour of glass, demonstrating the applicability of this computational technique for the analysis of glass impact mechanism.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:glass, breakage, fracture, impact, combined FEM-DEM
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Civil Engineering
Research Field:Structural Engineering
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction Design
Objective Field:Civil Construction Design
Author:Chan, AHC (Professor Andrew Chan)
ID Code:111591
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2016-09-25
Last Modified:2017-11-06
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