Symmetrical close packing of cylindrical objects

  • Samuel G. Laney
  • Published 2014 in
    2014 Systems and Information Engineering Design…

Abstract

Optimal regular close packing of cylindrical objects has many applications in diverse fields of study. Close-packed cylindrical objects are placed tangent to one another in such a way as to minimize the area of the circumscribing circle. Beginning with an initial ring of P objects additional cylinders are added in concentric rings of A * P cylinders outside… (More)

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