Event Type:

Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar

Date/Time:

Monday, May 4, 2009 - 05:00

Location:

Gilkey 113

Guest Speaker:

Institution:

The University of Texas at Austin

Abstract:

We discuss probability distributions on packings of spheres and other shapes, as a function of the volume fraction of the packings. We then introduce a simple model of static sand piles and use Monte Carlo simulation to analyze the phenomenon of random loose packing in sand.