concept of periodic

Asked by Leonard on 2019-07-04

Hi,
I am a bit confused about the concept of periodic.
Now, I am working at building a triaxial test framework, when I searched for examples of triaxial tests, I found there are actually two types of examples, i.e., periodic triaxial test and triaxial test. I wonder what is the difference between the two. By the way, I saw some commands like:
O.periodic=True,
Yade gives the description as 'Get/set whether the scene is periodic or not (True/False)', but I still don't know what this means. Is it related to periodic boundary?
Thanks in advance.

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Jérôme Duriez
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Best Jérôme Duriez (jduriez) said : #1

Hi,

Yes, periodic triaxial test and triaxial test differ in the sense the former uses periodic boundaries [1], whereas the latter use actual boundaries through rigid walls.

As for O.periodic = True, this is the command to call for the use of periodic boundaries [1].

[1] https://yade-dem.org/doc/formulation.html#periodic-boundary-conditions

Leonard (z2521899293) said : #2

Thanks Jérôme Duriez, that solved my question.