A momentum-consistent stabilization algorithm for Lagrangian particle methods in the thermo-mechanical friction drilling analysis

  • Xiaofei PanEmail author
  • C. T. Wu
  • Wei Hu
  • Youcai Wu
Original Paper


This paper introduces a new stabilization algorithm to Lagrangian particle methods for the coupled thermal mechanical analysis in the friction drilling simulation. Different from the conventional penalty method which utilizes a direct smoothing of velocity fields in the weak formulation, the proposed algorithm introduces the smoothed velocity fields through linear momentum equations for stabilization. Particle approximations are used for the discretization of coupled thermal mechanical discrete equations. The coupled system is solved by the explicit and staggered time marching scheme. In comparison to the conventional penalty method which requires at least one extra integration point for stabilization, the proposed algorithm needs only one integration point per particle in computation. The essential features of linear and angular momentum conservations are preserved in the explicit dynamic analysis. A bridging scheme is also developed to couple the particle formulation with finite element formulation for practical industrial applications. Several benchmark tests are performed to examine the effectiveness of this new method. Furthermore, a friction drilling application is studied, and the results are compared with the experimental data.


Particle formulation Stabilization Direct nodal integration (DNI) Momentum-consistent (MC) Thermal mechanical 



The authors wish to thank Dr. John O. Hallquist of LSTC for his support to this research. The support from Ford Motor Company is also gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Computational and Multiscale Mechanics GroupLivermore Software Technology CorporationLivermoreUSA

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