Malte Schmick ; Mario Markus - Evidence for intermittency in a granular medium: experiments and simulations.

dmtcs:2315 - Discrete Mathematics & Theoretical Computer Science, January 1, 2003, DMTCS Proceedings vol. AB, Discrete Models for Complex Systems (DMCS'03) - https://doi.org/10.46298/dmtcs.2315
Evidence for intermittency in a granular medium: experiments and simulations.Article

Authors: Malte Schmick 1; Mario Markus 1

  • 1 Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Physiologie

We present the first experimental demonstration of intermittency in a granular medium. The medium consists of magnets embedded within spheres. These spheres are placed in a horizontal Petri dish where they roll by virtue of an alternating, homogenous magnetic field. Due to collisions with the wall, clustering leads to self-organization into ring pieces circulating along the wall. The intermi ttent behaviour consists of an aperiodical alternation of this circular motion with a gaslike state extended over the entire dish. Molecular dynamic simulations agree with observations


Volume: DMTCS Proceedings vol. AB, Discrete Models for Complex Systems (DMCS'03)
Section: Proceedings
Published on: January 1, 2003
Imported on: November 21, 2016
Keywords: granular media,intermittency,self-organization,[INFO.INFO-DM] Computer Science [cs]/Discrete Mathematics [cs.DM],[MATH.MATH-CO] Mathematics [math]/Combinatorics [math.CO],[NLIN.NLIN-CG] Nonlinear Sciences [physics]/Cellular Automata and Lattice Gases [nlin.CG],[INFO.INFO-HC] Computer Science [cs]/Human-Computer Interaction [cs.HC]

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