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Computer simulation and statistical geometric model for contacts in binary random two-dimensional disk packings

Naturevolume 266pages614615 (1977) | Download Citation

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EXPERIMENTAL investigation of the characteristics of multi-component packings of particles would involve a large number of manipulations for even very few components in the mixture, and each additional component would increase this number enormously. A method of calculating the properties of such mixtures would be of interest if only as a framework within which to design experiments. One difficulty is that for this very reason a theoretical approach cannot be subjected to a thorough experimental verification. We therefore think it useful to take the problem further by comparing two previously published theoretical approaches, by a statistical geometric model1 and a computer simulation2, for calculating the contacts between disks in two-dimensional multicomponent random mixtures.

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    Dodds, J. A. Nature 256, 187–189 (1975).

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    Kuno, H. J. Jap. Soc. Pow. Pow. Met. 19, 85–89 (1972).

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    Gray, W. A. The Packing of Solid Particles (Chapman and Hall, London, 1968).

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  1. Laboratoire des Sciences du Génie Chimique, CNRS-ENSIC, 1, rue Grandville, 54042, Nancy Codex, France

    • JOHN DODDS
  2. Faculty of Engineering, Kaio University, Hiyoshi, 832, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama, Japan

    • HIROSHI KUNO

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