Particle Based Simulation Framework for Sintered Mechanical Components

 ChangResearch2 Research by:

Chang Yoon


A Discrete Element Approach was used to create a framework for mechanical simulations of sintered materials. Bond stiffness between the particles were determined by performing eigenvalue analysis.
If the stored energy in the bonds exceeds the pre-determined fracture surface energy, the bonds were deactivated to simulate fracture.
A 3 Point Bending test was performed as an example.