A 3-dimensional discrete element method model has been developed to simulate static and dynamic rod penetration test in a calibration chamber. The chamber has been filled with a scaled analogue of Fontainebleau sand. Crushing effects on penetration results have been examined. It has been found that particle crushing reduces penetration resistance for both static and dynamic tests. Microscale observation of crushed particles has been conducted. It is shown that dynamic impact causes more crushing events. The crushed particles are distributed within 2–3 radius from the rod for both tests.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of China-Europe Conference on Geotechnical Engineering|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 3 Aug 2018|
|Name||Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering|
- Dynamic penetration test
- Static penetration test
Zhang, N., Arroyo, M., Ciantia, M., & Gens, A. (2018). DEM Investigation of Particle Crushing Effects on Static and Dynamic Penetration Tests. In Proceedings of China-Europe Conference on Geotechnical Engineering (pp. 274-278). (Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering). Springer . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97112-4_62