Packing structure of cohesive spheres

J. Q. Xu, R. P. Zou, A. B. Yu

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Loose packing structure of wet particles featured with large pores, aggregated and chain-connected particle was analyzed. For the study, a preset amount of liquid and particles was first mixed manually to ensure a uniform distribution of liquid among particles. The structure was compared with that of the random dense packing and analyzed in terms of radial distribution function and coordination number. The results show that the presence of cohesive forces among particles results in large pores, aggregated and chain-connected particles in a packing.

Original languageEnglish
Article number032301
JournalPhysical Review E
Issue number3 1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2004
Externally publishedYes

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