A comparison of jamming behavior in systems composed of dimer- and ellipse-shaped particles†

Abstract

We compare the structural and mechanical properties of static packings composed of frictionless convex (ellipses) and concave (rigid dimers) particles in two dimensions. We employ numerical simulations to generate static packings and measure the shear stress in response to applied simple shear strain as a function of the aspect ratio and amount of… (More)

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