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Particle Simulation in Contact Mechanics of a Bouncing Elastic Ball

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Title: Particle Simulation in Contact Mechanics of a Bouncing Elastic Ball
Author: Greenspan, Donald
Abstract: An elastic ball is simulated by considering lumped mass molecular sets called particles. Particles are allowed to interact only locally in a fashion similar to that employed in molecular mechanics. Under local and gravity forces an n-body problem results when initial data are prescribed. By scaling the forces, the resulting n-body problem is solved numerically using only a scientific personal computer. A variety of examples of bouncing balls are described and discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10106/4829
Date: 1999-05

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