Jamming of frictional spheres and random loose packing

  title={Jamming of frictional spheres and random loose packing},
  author={Leonardo E. Silbert},
  journal={Soft Matter},
  • L. Silbert
  • Published 22 June 2010
  • Materials Science, Physics
  • Soft Matter
The role of the friction coefficient, μ, on the jamming properties of disordered, particle packings is studied using computer simulations. Compressed, soft-sphere packings are brought towards the jamming transition—the point where a packing loses mechanical stability—by decreasing the packing fraction. The values of the packing fraction at the jamming transition, ϕμc, gradually decrease from the random close packing point for zero friction, to a value coincident with random loose packing as the… 

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