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Simulation of random close packed discs and spheres

Authors
Journal
Computational Materials Science
0927-0256
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
1
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0927-0256(93)90030-q
Disciplines
  • Mathematics

Abstract

Abstract Random packing is a phenomenon which is observed on a regular basis but which currently lacks any constructive mathematical formalism. Consequently, much of our understanding of packing structures comes from experimental physics and mathematical modeling. Using Monte Carlo simulations as a model of real sphere aggregates, estimates of contact distributions are obtained for various binary mixtures of spheres. We find that the number of contacts can be described by a single algebraic function of two variables: the ratio of radii, and the concentration of small spheres.

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