Ratchet rotation of a 3D dimer on a vibrating plate.

Abstract

This work studies the dynamics of a 3D dimer bouncing upon a horizontal plate undergoing a vertical harmonic vibration. Despite complex interactions within the system due to impacts and friction, numerical simulation shows that, under certain conditions prescribed for the dynamics, the center of mass of the dimer, when projected onto a horizontal plane… (More)
DOI: 10.1140/epje/i2014-14001-x

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