Three Dimensional Distinct Element Simulation Of Spherocylinder Crystallization

Author(s)
J.-A. Ferrez, L. Pournin, M. Ramaioli, M. Tsukahara, M. Weber
Publisher
Springer
Source
Granular Matter
Keywords
Crystallization, dem, Granular media, Rods, Spherocyliners
Year
2005

We present a three-dimensional distinct element model (DEM) able to handle populations of spherocylinders. We report on granular crystallization occurring when vibrating mono-disperse assemblies of spherocylinders that faithfully reproduce the corresponding results of physical experiments from the literature.

Keywords: Dem, Granular Media, Rods, Spherocyliners, Crystallization

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