Packings of spheres serve as useful models of the geometry of many physical systems; in particular, the description of the void region in such packings (the region not occupied by the spheres) is crucial in many studies. The void region is, in general, composed of disconnected cavities. We present an algorithm for decomposing void space into cavities and determining the exact volumes and surface areas of such cavities in three-dimensional packings of monodisperse and polydisperse spheres.
|Number of pages
|Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
|Published - 1997
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics