Jamming in hard sphere and disk packings

Aleksandar Donev, Salvatore Torquato, Frank H. Stillinger, Robert Connelly

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The term jamming is used in a different sense in the modeling of granular media, which includes effects such as friction, adhesion, particle deformability, etc., and, by definition, hard-sphere systems do not include these effects. As such, hard-sphere jamming is presented from rigorous perspective that focuses on the geometry of the final packed stats. It is noted that extensions of this work to packings of nonspherical particles are possible and the subject of current and future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)989-999
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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