Thermalization of an anisotropic granular particle.

  title={Thermalization of an anisotropic granular particle.},
  author={Pascal Viot and Julian Talbot},
  journal={Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics},
  volume={69 5 Pt 1},
We investigate the dynamics of a needle in a two-dimensional bath composed of thermalized point particles. Collisions between the needle and points are inelastic and characterized by a normal restitution coefficient alpha<1. By using the Enskog-Boltzmann equation, we obtain analytical expressions for the translational and rotational granular temperatures of… CONTINUE READING