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Updated Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics for Simulating Bending and Compression Failure Progress of Ice

Zhang, N., Zheng, X. & Ma, Q. ORCID: 0000-0001-5579-6454 (2017). Updated Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics for Simulating Bending and Compression Failure Progress of Ice. Water, 9(11), article number 882. doi: 10.3390/w9110882


In this paper, an updated Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method based on the Simplified Finite Difference Interpolation scheme (SPH_SFDI) is presented to simulate the failure process of ice. The Drucker–Prager model is embedded into the SPH code to simulate the four point bending and uniaxial compression failure of ice. The cohesion softening elastic–plastic model is also used in the SPH_SFDI framework. To validate the proposed modeling approach, the numerical results of SPH_SFDI are compared with the standard SPH and the experimental data. The good agreement demonstrated that the proposed SPH_SFDI method including the elastic–plastic cohesion softening Drucker–Prager failure model can provide a useful numerical tool for simulating failure progress of the ice in practical field. It is also shown that the SPH_SFDI can significantly improve the capability and accuracy for simulating ice bending and compression failures as compared with the original SPH scheme.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Publisher Keywords: ice failure; SPH_SFDI; Drucker–Prager model; bending; uniaxial compression; cohesion softening elastic–plastic model
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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