Stress tensor and elastic properties for hard and soft spheres

Dufty, James
April 2012
Granular Matter;Apr2012, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p271
Academic Journal
Properties determined from the microscopic stress tensor are discussed for the related systems of a steeply repulsive pair potential and hard spheres. The microscopic stress tensors determined from the local conservation law for momentum are different in these two cases. Consequences are discussed for both fluid and solid phases.


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