Cluster growth in two- and three-dimensional granular gases

S. Miller*, S. Luding

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Abstract

The pattern formation via clustering in a dissipative, freely cooling granular gas was studied. The clustering instability with respect to different dissipation rate and different system sizes was investigated. In the cluster-growth regime, the collision frequency showed large fluctuations because of cluster-cluster collisions and could not be predicted during cluster growth. In three-dimensional (3D), the cluster growth could be described by a power law behavior with the same critical exponents as in percolation theory.

Original languageEnglish
Article number031305
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume69
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes

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