Characteristics of large threedimensional heaps of particles produced by ballistic deposition from extended sources

Gallas J, Pöschel T, Topic N (2013)


Publication Language: English

Publication Type: Journal article, Original article

Publication year: 2013

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Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Book Volume: 93

Pages Range: 4090-4107

DOI: 10.1080/14786435.2013.797618

Abstract

This paper reports a detailed numerical investigation of the geometrical and structural properties of three-dimensional heaps of particles. Our goal is the characterization of very large heaps produced by ballistic deposition from extended circular dropping areas. First, we provide an in-depth study of the formation of monodisperse heaps of particles. We find very large heaps to contain three new geometrical characteristics: they may display two external angles of repose, one internal angle of repose, and four distinct packing fraction (density) regions. Such features are found to be directly connected with the size of the dropping zone. We derive a differential equation describing the boundary of an unexpected triangular packing fraction zone formed under the dropping area.We investigate the impact that noise during the deposition has on the final heap structure. In addition, we perform two complementary experiments designed to test the robustness of the novel features found. The first experiment considers changes due to polydispersity. The second checks what happens when letting the extended dropping zone to become a point-like source of particles, the more common type of source.

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APA:

Gallas, J., Pöschel, T., & Topic, N. (2013). Characteristics of large threedimensional heaps of particles produced by ballistic deposition from extended sources. Philosophical Magazine, 93, 4090-4107. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14786435.2013.797618

MLA:

Gallas, Jason, Thorsten Pöschel, and Nikola Topic. "Characteristics of large threedimensional heaps of particles produced by ballistic deposition from extended sources." Philosophical Magazine 93 (2013): 4090-4107.

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