This paper presents a local constitutive model for modelling the linear and non linear behavior of soft and hard cohesive materials with the discrete element method (DEM). We present the results obtained in the analysis with the DEM of cylindrical samples of cement, concrete and shale rock materials under a uniaxial compressive strength test, different triaxial tests, a uniaxial strain compaction test and a Brazilian tensile strength test. DEM results compare well with the experimental values in all cases.
CitationOñate, E. [et al.]. A local constitutive model for the discrete element method: application to geomaterials and concrete. "Computational particle mechanics", Juny 2015, vol. 2, núm. 2, p. 139-160.
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