A Discrete Element Method (DEM) based model has been expanded to simulate in-line tension and bending of single coating layers in three dimensions. The model can predict the modulus, maximum stress, and strain-at-failure for the coating layer when undergoing such deformations. The model makes these predictions for a variety of particle size distributions and for different binder packages. Inputs to the model include mechanical data for the pure binder systems and the coordinates for particle packings. The results are compared to experimental data and to two-dimensional simulations.
|Publication status||Published - 2019|