Linearization-based methods for the calibration of bonded-particle models
© 2020, The Author(s). In the work at hand, two methods for the calibration of the elastic material parameters of bonded-particle models (BPMs) are proposed. These methods are based on concepts of classical mechanics and enable a faster calibration compared to the conventional trial and error strategy. Moreover, they can be used to counter-check the consistency of the BPM. In the first method, the mathematical model is linearized and solved in a classical matrix-vector formulation similar to a finite element scheme. Further linearization in the second approach enables the direct calculation of the elastic stiffness tensor, reducing computational costs massively. To analyze the capabilities and limitations of both methods, they have been applied in three different case studies. Obtained results have shown that the new strategy allows us to significantly reduce the calculation time.
Direct stiffness method
Discrete element method