A Master equation for force distributions in polydisperse frictional particle systems

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Abstract

An incremental evolution equation, i.e. a Master equation in statistical mechanics, is introduced for force distributions in polydisperse frictional particle packings. As basic ingredients of the Master equation, the conditional probability distributions of particle overlaps are determined by molecular dynamics simulations. Interestingly, tails of the distributions become much narrower in the case of frictional particles than frictionless particles, implying that correlations of overlaps are strongly reduced by microscopic friction. Comparing different size distributions, we find that the tails are wider for the wider distribution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Conference on Particle-Based Methods - Fundamentals and Applications, PARTICLES 2015
EditorsE. Onate, M. Bischoff, D.R.J. Owen, P. Wriggers, T. Zohdi
PublisherInternational Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9788494424472
Publication statusPublished - 28 May 2015

Keywords

  • IR-99060
  • METIS-314810

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    Saitoh, K., Magnanimo, V., & Luding, S. (2015). A Master equation for force distributions in polydisperse frictional particle systems. In E. Onate, M. Bischoff, D. R. J. Owen, P. Wriggers, & T. Zohdi (Eds.), Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Particle-Based Methods - Fundamentals and Applications, PARTICLES 2015 International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering.