Modeling relaxation and jamming in granular media

B. Kahng, I. Albert, P. Schiffer, A. L. Barabási

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A stochastic model that describes the jamming and reorganization of grains associated with dragging an object through a granular medium is introduced. The model reproduces the sawtooth pattern of temporal evolution of the drag force and the 1/f2 high frequency tail of the power spectrum, and predicts the period of the sawtooth pattern and a power-law avalanche size distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number051303
Pages (from-to)051303/1-051303/4
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number5 I
StatePublished - Nov 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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