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The Discontinuous Galerkin Material Point Method : Application to hyperbolic problems in solid mechanics

Abstract : In this thesis, the material point method (MPM) is extended to the discontinuous Galerkin approximation (DG) and applied to hyperbolic problems in solid mechanics. The resulting method (DGMPM) aims at accurately following waves in finite-deforming solids whose constitutive models may depend on the loading history. Merging finite volumes and finite elements methods, the DGMPM takes advantage of an arbitrary computational grid in which fluxes are evaluated at element faces by means of approximate Riemann solvers. This class of solvers enables the introduction of the characteristic structure of the solutions of hyperbolic partial differential equations within the numerical scheme. Convergence and stability analyses, along with one and two-dimensional numerical simulations,demonstrate that this approach enhances the MPM ability to track waves. On the other hand, a second purpose has been followed: it consists in identifying the response of two-dimensional elastoplastic solids to dynamic step-loadings in order to improve numerical results on these problems. Although some studies investigated similar questions, only particular cases have been treated. Thus,a generic framework for the study of the propagation of simple waves in elastic-plastic solids under plane stress and plane strain problems is proposed in this thesis. The loading paths followed inside those simple waves are further analyzed.
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Adrien Renaud. The Discontinuous Galerkin Material Point Method : Application to hyperbolic problems in solid mechanics. Mechanics [physics.med-ph]. École centrale de Nantes, 2018. English. ⟨NNT : 2018ECDN0058⟩. ⟨tel-02052066⟩

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