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Random packing of elliptical disks

Delaney, Gareth (Gary); Weaire, Denis Lawrence; Hutzler, Stefan; Murphy , S


We have studied two-dimensional random packings of ellipses. When the aspect ratio is varied, a maximum packing fraction of 0.895 is found. We discuss the detailed dependence of packing fraction on aspect ratio. The results are qualitatively similar to those of Donev et al . [Science 303 990 (2004)], recently reported for the random packing of ellipsoids in three dimensions.

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Philosophical Magazine Letters
DOI: 10.1080/09500830500080763


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