DEM: Shear zones 4. Deformation on a material with inclusions: The effect of shear zone width



    These experiments investigate the effect of the width of a localisation zone for failure on shear deformation between two constraining plates using a discrete element method. The media is 400x35 units, containing 43,565 circular elements with varying radii between 0.25 and 0.5 unit. It has circular boundary conditions so that an element on a boundary in x experiences a force from elements on the opposing boundary and considers them to be neighbouring elements. The media contains a matrix (70% total bonds) and 250 inclusions (30% total bonds) with radii
    Date made available4 Oct 2022
    PublisherUniversity of Manchester Figshare


    • structural geology
    • discrete element model (DEM)
    • shear deformation modeling

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