Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Granular Materials

Stefan Luding*

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This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction The Soft-particle Molecular Dynamics Method Discrete-particle Model Equations of Motion Contact Force Laws Hard-sphere Molecular Dynamics Smooth Hard-sphere Collision Model Event-driven Algorithm The Link between ED and MD via the TC Model The Stress in Particle Simulations Dynamic Stress Static Stress from Virtual Displacements Stress for Soft and Hard Spheres 2D Simulation Results The Equation of State from ED Quasi-static MD Simulations Large-scale Computational Examples Cluster Growth (ED) 3D Ring-shear Cell Simulation Conclusion References.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Physics of Granular Media
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9783527603626
ISBN (Print)3527403736, 9783527403738
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • 2D simulation results
  • Computational aspects
  • Hard-sphere molecular dynamics
  • Large-scale computational examples
  • Molecular dynamics simulations of granular materials
  • Physics of granular media
  • Soft-particle molecular dynamics method
  • Stress in particle simulations
  • TC model


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