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See detailMultiscale quasicontinuum approaches for beam lattices
Beex, Lars UL; Peerlings, Ron; Geers, Marc et al

Scientific Conference (2014, July)

The quasicontinuum (QC) method was originally developed to reduce the computational efforts of large-scale atomistic (conservative) lattice computations. QC approaches have an intrinsically multiscale ... [more ▼]

The quasicontinuum (QC) method was originally developed to reduce the computational efforts of large-scale atomistic (conservative) lattice computations. QC approaches have an intrinsically multiscale character, as they combine fully resolved regions in which discrete lattice events can occur, with coarse-grained regions in which the lattice model is interpolated and integrated (summed in QC terminology). In previous works, virtual-power-based QC approaches were developed for dissipative (i.e. non-conservative) lattice computations which can for instance be used for fibrous materials. The virtual-power-based QC approaches have focused on dissipative spring/truss networks, but numerous fibrous materials can more accurately be described by (planar) beam networks. In this presentation, different QC approaches for planar beam lattices are introduced. In contrast to spring/truss lattices, beam networks include not only displacements but also rotations which need to be incorporated in the QC method, resulting in a mixed formulation. Furthermore, the presentation will show that QC approaches for planar beam lattices require higher-order interpolations to obtain accurate results, which also influences the numerical integration (summation in QC terminology). Results using different interpolations and types of integration will be shown for multiscale examples. [less ▲]

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See detailMultiscale quasicontinuum methods for fibrous materials
Beex, Lars UL; Peerlings, Ron; Geers, Marc et al

Scientific Conference (2014, July)

The QC method was originally proposed for (conservative) atomistic lattice models and is based on energy-minimization. Lattice models for fibrous materials however, are often non-conservative and energy ... [more ▼]

The QC method was originally proposed for (conservative) atomistic lattice models and is based on energy-minimization. Lattice models for fibrous materials however, are often non-conservative and energy-based QC methods can thus not straightforwardly be used. Examples presented here are a lattice model proposed for woven fabrics and a lattice model to describe interfiber bond failure and subsequent frictional fiber slidings. A QC framework is proposed that is based on the virtual-power statement of a non-conservative lattice model. Using the virtual-power statement, dissipative mechanisms can be included in the QC framework while the same summation rules suffice. Its validity is shown for a lattice model with elastoplastic trusses. The virtual-power-based QC method is also adopted to deal with the lattice model for bond failure and subsequent fiber sliding presented. In contrast to elastoplastic interactions that are intrinsically local dissipative mechanisms, bond failure and subsequent fiber sliding entail nonlocal dissipative mechanisms. Therefore, the virtual-power-based QC method is also equipped with a mixed formulation in which not only the displacements are interpolated, but also the internal variables associated with dissipation. [less ▲]

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