Delaney, Gary and Hutzler, Stefan and Aste, T. (2008) Relation Between Grain Shape and Fractal Properties in Random Apollonian Packing with Grain Rotation. Physical Review Letters, 101 (12). ISSN 0031-9007. (Full text available)
We extend the common theme of random Apollonian packing of circles to consider orientable grains with a noncircular shape. Systems of up to 106 grains are examined for a range of polygonal and elliptical shapes using both the random Apollonian packing model and the new rotational random Apollonian packing model which takes into account the extra rotational degree of freedom of noncircular grains. We identify the constraining length Dc that limits growth of the grain during the packing process and find that a universal relation exists between grain shape and the scaling properties of the system.
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences > Functional Materials Group|
|Depositing User:||Tomaso Aste|
|Date Deposited:||20 Mar 2012 16:14|
|Last Modified:||28 Mar 2012 09:14|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29177 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|