N-body simulations of cohesion in dense planetary rings: A study of cohesion parameters


We present results from a large suite of simulations of Saturn’s dense A and B rings using a new model of particle sticking in local simulations (Perrine, R.P., Richardson, D.C., Scheeres, D.J. [2011]. Icarus 212, 719– 735). In this model, colliding particles can be incorporated into or help fragment rigid aggregations on the basis of certain user-specified… (More)


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