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The hierarchical properties of contact networks in granular packings

Aste, Tomaso; Senden, Timothy


Thetopological structurere sulting from the network of contacts between grains (contact network) is studied for very large samples of disorderly-packed monosized spheres with densities ranging from 0.58 to 0.64. The hierarchical organization of such a structure is studied by means of a topological map which starts from a given sphere and moves outwards in concentric shells through the contact network. We find that the topological density of disordered sphere packing is larger than the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Conference paper
Source: Proceedings of International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media (Powders & Grains 2005)


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