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[lammps-users] Random packing of granular spheres

From: skamath@...3420...
Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2017 14:21:49 +0100

Dear LAMMPS users,

I am working on a granular system and using the fix pour command to settle the particles under gravity.

fix             3  all  pour  4000  1  29494  vol  0.2  100  region  fill  diam  one  5e-6  dens  2500  2500

The dimensions of the simulation box:  x*y*z = (5e-5)*(5e-5)*(2.5e-3) = 6.25e-12

My issue is that the particle insertions were less than asked for, 1361 instead of 4000. From visualization, I can see that the particles are not so densely arranged initially. Manual calculations for an initial volume fraction of 0.2 for the specified dimensions would mean atleast 95000 particles could be inserted.

Is this dependent on the number of attempts or am I missing something here. Please guide me.

P.S : SI units used above.

Best regards,

Sandesh Kamath,

Universität zu Köln
Institut für Geophysik und Meteorologie
Raum 3.110
Pohligstr. 3, 50969 Köln, Germany

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