Tomographic Analysis of Jammed Ellipsoid Packings

Schröter M, Schaller F, Neudecker M, Saadatfar M, Delaney G, Mecke K, Schröder-Turk G (2013)

Publication Language: English

Publication Status: Published

Publication Type: Conference contribution, Conference Contribution

Publication year: 2013


Publisher: American Institute of Physics

Book Volume: 1542

Pages Range: 377-380

Event location: Sydney, Australien AU

DOI: 10.1063/1.4811946


Disordered packings of ellipsoidal particles are an important model for disordered granular matter. Here we report a way to determine the average contact number of ellipsoid packings from tomographic analysis. Tomographic images of jammed ellipsoid packings prepared by vertical shaking of loose configurations are recorded and the positions and orientations of the ellipsoids are reconstructed. The average contact number can be extracted from a contact number scaling (CNS) function. The size of the particles, that may vary due to production inaccuracies, can also be determined by this method.

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Schröter, M., Schaller, F., Neudecker, M., Saadatfar, M., Delaney, G., Mecke, K., & Schröder-Turk, G. (2013). Tomographic Analysis of Jammed Ellipsoid Packings. (pp. 377-380). Sydney, Australien, AU: American Institute of Physics.


Schröter, Matthias, et al. "Tomographic Analysis of Jammed Ellipsoid Packings." Sydney, Australien American Institute of Physics, 2013. 377-380.

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