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Masaharu Tanemura

On random packings by non-spherical particles

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Random sequential packings of identical rectangles a11d identical ellipses are respectively considered. By performing computer simulations, the values of the packing density of rectangle in the complete packing are 0.501 ~ 0.508 for a range of aspect ratio 1.0 ≤ k ≤ 2.0, while the values for ellipses in the near complete packing are 0.533 ~ 0.540 for the same range of aspect ratio.

Keywords : aspect ratio, ellipses, packing density, rectangles

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Masaharu Tanemura, «On random packings by non-spherical particles», Acta Stereologica [En ligne], Volume 15 (1996), Number 1 - Mathematical foundations of stereology - Feb. 1996, 97-102 URL : https://popups.ulg.ac.be/0351-580x/index.php?id=474.

About: Masaharu Tanemura

The Institute of Statistical Mathematics 4-6-7 Minami-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106, JAPAN