Saadatfar, M and Kabla, A and Senden, TJ and Aste, T (2005) The geometry and the number of contacts of monodisperse sphere packs using X-ray tomography. Powders and Grains 2005 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Micromechanics of Granular Media, 1. pp. 33-36.Full text not available from this repository.
The three-dimensional structure of very large samples of monodisperse bead packs is studied by means of X-Ray Computed Tomography. We retrieve the coordinatesofeach bead inthe pack and wecalculate the average coordination number by using the tomographic images to single out the neighbors in contact. The results are compared with the average coordination number obtained in Aste et al. (2005) by using a deconvolution technique. We show that the coordination number increases with the packing fraction, varying between 6.9 and 8.2 for packing fractions between 0.59 and 0.64. © 2005 Taylor & Francis Group.
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