Jamming transition in granular systems.

@article{Majmudar2007JammingTI,
  title={Jamming transition in granular systems.},
  author={Trushant S Majmudar and M Sperl and Stefan Luding and Robert P Behringer},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2007},
  volume={98 5},
  pages={058001}
}
Recent simulations have predicted that near jamming for collections of spherical particles, there will be a discontinuous increase in the mean contact number Z at a critical volume fraction phi(c). Above phi(c), Z and the pressure P are predicted to increase as power laws in phi-phi(c). In experiments using photoelastic disks we corroborate a rapid increase in Z at phi(c) and power-law behavior above phi(c) for Z and P. Specifically we find a power-law increase as a function of phi-phi(c) for Z… CONTINUE READING
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