An event-driven algorithm for fractal cluster formation

S. González, A.R. Thornton, S. Luding

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A new cluster based event-driven algorithm is developed to simulate the formation of clusters in a two dimensional gas: particles move freely until they collide and "stick" together irreversibly. These clusters aggregate into bigger structures in an isotompic way, forming fractal structures whose fractal dimension depends on the initial density of the system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1842-1845
Number of pages12
JournalComputer physics communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventConference on Computational Physics, CCP 2010 - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 23 Jun 201026 Jun 2010


  • Fractals
  • Event-driven simulation
  • Granular matter
  • Agglomeration
  • Cluster formation


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