Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 6, No 6 (2014)

The Application of Spherical Harmonics for Describing a Cube-Shape Particle

Urtė Radvilaitė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)


The paper disccusses various models for discrete element methods of modelling particle shapes. The multi-sphere method is most frequently used, though a polyhedral approach and a hybrid sphero-polyhedral model can also be introduced. All above mentioned methods precisely approximate particle shapes, and difficulties in modelling contact between particles arise. Thus, there is a need to have an universal method that gives the analytical expression of the shape. For this purpose, spherical harmonics have been introduced. The article presents the concept of the spherical harmonics model and experimental results describing the cube-shape particle.

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2015-03-05

Keyword(s): discrete element method; spherical harmonics; cube-shape particle.

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2014.776

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