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Relation between Grain Shape and Fractal Properties in Random Apollonian Packing with Grain Rotation

Delaney, Gareth (Gary); Hutzler, Stefan; Aste, Tomaso


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...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review Letters
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.120602


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