Homogeneous cooling with repulsive and attractive long-range interactions

M.K Müller

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In granular matter, consisting of discrete particles, long-range interactions imply that each of the particles is interacting with all others. For many charged granular materials with Coulomb repulsion or large-scale gravitationally attractive systems, a Molecular Dynamics environment is developed. In granular systems with long-range interaction forces and dissipative collisions, both effects can lead to large-scale structure formation, whereas already dissipation alone leads to ever growing clusters. For our three-dimensional mono-charged dissipative homogeneous systems we present the effect of both repulsive and attractive mutual long-range forces and make an attempt to predict the collision frequency and the temperature decay in the system by means of a modified pseudo-Liouville operator formalism. The theoretical predictions are in perfect agreement with the simulations, but only in the limit of low density and for not too strong interaction potential enrgy.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationPowders and Grains 2009
EditorsNakagawa Masami, Stefan Luding
Place of PublicationGolden Colorado USA
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
ISBN (Print)978-0-354-0682-7
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jul 2009
Event6th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media, Powders and Grains 2009 - Golden, United States
Duration: 13 Jul 200917 Jul 2009
Conference number: 6

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics


Conference6th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media, Powders and Grains 2009
Abbreviated titlePG 2009
CountryUnited States
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  • METIS-260429
  • IR-80355

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