Modelling and Computer Simulation of Granular Media

  • Dietrich E. Wolf


The purpose of this chapter is twofold; to give an introduction into the physics of granular media, emphasizing modern concepts and research topics, and to review the models most pertinent to the computer simulation of these phenomena. Soft-particle molecular dynamics, event-driven molecular dynamics, the contact dynamics of Moreau and Jean, and the bottom-to-top-restructuring model are discussed in detail. Their range of applicability is carefully assessed, artefacts are pointed out, and key results obtained with the respective methods are presented.


Tangential Velocity Granular Medium Granular Flow Collision Time Binary Collision 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dietrich E. Wolf
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  1. 1.HöchstleistungsrechenzentrumForschungszentrum Jülich (KFA)JülichGermany

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