This paper describes a numerical study of an elastic sphere moving down an incline with a string of identical spheres placed equally apart. Two momentum equations and a moment equation formulated for the moving sphere are solved numerically for the instantaneous velocity of the moving sphere on an incline with different angles of inclination. Input parameters for numerical simulation include the properties of the sphere (the radius, density, Poison's ratio, and Young's Modulus of elasticity), the coefficient of friction between the spheres, and a damping coefficient of the spheres during collision.
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Numerical simulation of a sphere moving down an incline with identical spheres placed equally apart
Publ by ASCE
New York, NY, United States
Larger Work Title:
Proceedings of Engineering Mechanics
Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Engineering Mechanics