School Seminars and Colloquia

A complex network view of dense granular media

Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems Seminar

by David M Walker

Institution: Maths & Stats Dept/The University of Melbourne
Date: Fri 8th May 2009
Time: 3:15 PM
Location: Theatre 1, ICT Bld, Ground Floor, 111 Barry Street

Abstract: The behaviour of dense granular media under increasing load exhibits complex phenomena including solid to liquid like transitions. The assembly of particles in a granular system can usefully be represented by a graph or network. Many statistics can be used to describe complex networks such as degree distribution, clustering coefficients and centrality measures. We consider if these statistics can capture the evolving properties of granular media with respect to increasing strain.

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