Event Detail

Event Type: 
Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar
Date/Time: 
Monday, May 4, 2009 - 05:00
Location: 
Gilkey 113

Speaker Info

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.