J. Cirne, R. Dormeval, et al.
J. Phys. IV France 134 (2006) 461-466
On the use of combined finite/discrete element method for impacted concrete structuresE. Frangin, P. Marin and L. Daudeville
3S Laboratory (Soils, Solids, structures), Grenoble, France
Published online: 26 July 2006
A combined finite/discrete element method is proposed for the prediction of reinforced concrete structure response under severe dynamic loads as impacts due to natural or anthropic hazards. A bridging subdomain is used, the Hamiltonian is chosen as a linear combination of discrete and continuum Hamiltonians. Discrete Element displacements and rotations are linking to Finite Element displacements by means of Lagrange multipliers. The discontinuities of discretization introduce spurious reflection; numerical methods are proposed to attenuate it.
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