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Detecting collisions in sets of moving particles: a survey and some experiments

Johnson, Colin G. and Whalley, Jacqueline L. (2002) Detecting collisions in sets of moving particles: a survey and some experiments. Technical report. University of Kent (KAR id:13774)


Detecting and responding to collisions between particles is an important requirement for building simulations in computational science. Due to the large number of potential collisions it is impractical to check all possibilities, so the development of algorithms which narrow down the number of possible searches to a small number is important. In this paper we review various algorithms for this task, and give results from a number of experiments which demonstrate the relative efficiency of these algorithms on a fundamental problem of detecting collisions between particles undergoing Brownian motion. The general slant of the paper is towards the development of algorithms for simulating microbiological systems.

Item Type: Reports and Papers (Technical report)
Uncontrolled keywords: particle dynamics, collision detection, simulation, modelling
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:00 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:51 UTC
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