The effects of grain shape and frustration in a granular column near jamming
Institut de Physique Théorique, IPhT, CEA Saclay,
and URA 2306, CNRS, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France
2 S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Block JD, Sector 3, Salt Lake, 700098 Calcutta, India
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Published online: 12 October 2010
We investigate the full phase diagram of a column of grains near jamming, as a function of varying levels of frustration. Frustration is modelled by the effect of two opposing fields on a grain, due respectively to grains above and below it. The resulting four dynamical regimes (ballistic, logarithmic, activated and glassy) are characterised by means of the jamming time of zero-temperature dynamics, and of the statistics of attractors reached by the latter. Shape effects are most pronounced in the cases of strong and weak frustration, and essentially disappear around a mean-field point.
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2010