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The pursuit of loosest packing

Aste, T; Di Matteo, T; Delaney, GW; (2009) The pursuit of loosest packing. AIP Conference Proceedings , 1145 203 - 206. 10.1063/1.3179893.

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Abstract

We combine X-ray Computed Tomography data from real experimental samples with Discrete Element Method simulations to investigate the limiting packing fraction for the loosest mechanically-stable disordered packing. We establish a possible lower bound at packing fraction ̃ 53%. © 2009 American Institute of Physics.

Type:Article
Title:The pursuit of loosest packing
DOI:10.1063/1.3179893
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Computer Science

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