Dynamic jamming fronts

Waitukaitis SR, Roth L, Vitelli V, Jaeger H. 2013. Dynamic jamming fronts. EPL. 102(4), 44001.

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Waitukaitis, Scott RISTA ; Roth, Leah; Vitelli, Vincenzo; Jaeger, Heinrich
We describe a model experiment for dynamic jamming: a two-dimensional collection of initially unjammed disks that are forced into the jammed state by uniaxial compression via a rake. This leads to a stable densification front that travels ahead of the rake, leaving regions behind it jammed. Using disk conservation in conjunction with an upper limit to the packing fraction at jamming onset, we predict the front speed as a function of packing fraction and rake speed. However, we find that the jamming front has a finite width, a feature that cannot be explained by disk conservation alone. This width appears to diverge on approach to jamming, which suggests that it may be related to growing lengthscales encountered in other jamming studies.
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This work was supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through its Materials Research Science and Engineering program (DMR-0820054). SRW was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Materials Sciences and Engineering under Award DE-FG02-03ER46088. LKR acknowledges support through the NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates program.
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Waitukaitis SR, Roth L, Vitelli V, Jaeger H. Dynamic jamming fronts. EPL. 2013;102(4). doi:10.1209/0295-5075/102/44001
Waitukaitis, S. R., Roth, L., Vitelli, V., & Jaeger, H. (2013). Dynamic jamming fronts. EPL. Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/102/44001
Waitukaitis, Scott R, Leah Roth, Vincenzo Vitelli, and Heinrich Jaeger. “Dynamic Jamming Fronts.” EPL. Elsevier, 2013. https://doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/102/44001.
S. R. Waitukaitis, L. Roth, V. Vitelli, and H. Jaeger, “Dynamic jamming fronts,” EPL, vol. 102, no. 4. Elsevier, 2013.
Waitukaitis SR, Roth L, Vitelli V, Jaeger H. 2013. Dynamic jamming fronts. EPL. 102(4), 44001.
Waitukaitis, Scott R., et al. “Dynamic Jamming Fronts.” EPL, vol. 102, no. 4, 44001, Elsevier, 2013, doi:10.1209/0295-5075/102/44001.


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