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Milieux Granulaires à Particules Molles : Modélisation Expérimentale et Numérique

Abstract : This thesis deals with the study of granular media composed of soft particles. It relies on the one hand on the method of Digital Image Correlation(DIC) and on the other hand, on simulations coupling the Finite Element Method and the Contact Dynamics method, taking into account the high deformability of particles and interactions between particles. For a wide range of complex materials (elastic, plastic and solid foam), the preliminary study of radially compressed single particles validates the DIC technique for strain field measurements, and for the determination of the strain energy for elastic materials. Macroscopic and micro-structural quantities such as packing fraction, coordination, elastic energy, probability density of the contact force as well as strain energy density, are measured and compared between the numerical and experimental results in particular in the regime where the deformations of the particles are large. The quantitative agreement between these approaches makes it possible to validate both the experimental method for the study of granular media with deformable particles, and the numerical approach. Based on these results, we conducted a numerical study of the uniaxial compression of a Neo-Hookean cylinder assembly. The effect of friction on the macroscopic and mico-structural parameters is determined, even when the packing fraction of the system is close to 100%.
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Thi-Lo Vu. Milieux Granulaires à Particules Molles : Modélisation Expérimentale et Numérique. Mécanique []. Université Montpellier, 2018. Français. ⟨NNT : 2018MONTS100⟩. ⟨tel-02158082⟩



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