A strange phenomenon in constant-p(mean stress) simulations

Asked by panjinhong on 2019-08-17

Hello, everyone!

I'm trying to take a constant-p simulation under different b(intermediate principal stress ratio) with Yade but the result seems to be a bit strange. I used non-spherical clumped particle consisting of two identical spheres and periodic boundary condition.

In the Stress ratio-Deviation strain curve with different b(sorry I don't know how to upload the picture), When b=0.0 and 1.0, the curve is quite normal whose stress ratio has a peak and then drops, becomes steady. But when b=0.25 and 0.25, after the peak, the stress ratio drops and then rises. The residual value of it is even higher than the stress ratio when deviation strain is 0.3.

In my mind, this phenomenon would not happen in reality. Actually, some researchers also do constant-p simulation with PFC-3D or Liggghts, but their results didn't show this phenomenon.

Looking forward to your help, Thanks!

This is parts of my code:

  # specify target values and whether they are strains or stresses
  # type of servo-control
  # wait until the unbalanced force goes below this value
  # call this function when goal is reached and the packing is stable

def compactionFinished():
 O.engines = O.engines + [PyRunner(command='history()',iterPeriod=200,label='recorder')]
 O.engines = O.engines + [PyRunner(command='changeGoalStress()',iterPeriod=50,label='checker')]

def changeGoalStress():
    r=-((b + 1.0) * s33 -1 * 3 * 100000) / (b - 2.0)
    s=-((1.0 - 2 * b ) * s33 + (b - 1) * 3 * 100000) / (b - 2.0)

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