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Simulating the breakage of glass under hard body impact using the combined finite-discrete element method
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-18, 22:31 authored by Chen, X, Andrew ChanAndrew Chan, Yang, J
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.
Publication titleComputers and Structures
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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