Velocity autocorrelation function in uniformly heated granular gas
Department of Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi 110025, India
Published online: 30 June 2017
In this paper we study aging of the velocity autocorrelation function of a uniformly heated granular gas using large scale event-driven molecular dynamics simulations in both 2 and 3 dimensional system. The system is heated by adding Gaussian white noise to each velocity component of all the particles. After a few collisions per particle, the system attains steady state. During early stages, the velocity autocorrelation function shows aging as there is explicit dependence of the function on τw but after steady state is reached, the velocity autocorrelation function become independent of τw and does not show any aging. Velocity correlations develop even after steady state is reached, these correlations are less pronounced in 3 dimensional system.
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