Jamming transition evinced by Voronoi Tesselation
1 Graduate program in Mathematical and Computational Modeling - Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica de Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG), Av. Amazonas, 7675 - Nova Gameleira, Belo Horizonte MG, Brazil. Cep 30510-000
2 Physics and Mathematics Department - Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica de Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG), Av. Amazonas, 7675 - Nova Gameleira, Belo Horizonte MG, Brazil. Cep 30510-000
3 Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia de Sistemas Complexos (INCT SC).
Published online: 30 June 2017
We calculated the Voronoi tessellation (VT) of simulations of two-dimensional granular system disturbed by an intruder. The intruder is kept fixed within a rectangular box containing certain amount of grains. Making the box to move against the intruder we calculated the VT for several instants of this movement, analyzing geometrical properties of the Voronoi polygons in function of time. The dependence of stationary values of the polygon areas and number of sides in function of the packing fraction (ϕ) of the granular media has shown that the system displays a possible jamming transition at critical point ϕc ≈ 80:5%.
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