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Title: Clogging and jamming transitions in periodic obstacle arrays

Abstract

We numerically examine clogging transitions for bidisperse disks flowing through a two-dimensional periodic obstacle array. Here, we show that clogging is a probabilistic event that occurs through a transition from a homogeneous flowing state to a heterogeneous or phase-separated jammed state where the disks form dense connected clusters. The probability for clogging to occur during a fixed time increases with increasing particle packing and obstacle number. For driving at different angles with respect to the symmetry direction of the obstacle array, we show that certain directions have a higher clogging susceptibility. It is also possible to have a size-specific clogging transition in which one disk size becomes completely immobile while the other disk size continues to flow.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Univ. of South Florida, Tampa, FL (United States). Dept. of Physics
  2. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA); USDOE Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) Program; National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1352424
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1349145
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-16-29302
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0045; TRN: US1700568
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396; DMR-1555242
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review E
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 95; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0045
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Material Science

Citation Formats

Nguyen, Hong, Reichhardt, Charles, and Olson Reichhardt, Cynthia Jane. Clogging and jamming transitions in periodic obstacle arrays. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.95.030902.
Nguyen, Hong, Reichhardt, Charles, & Olson Reichhardt, Cynthia Jane. Clogging and jamming transitions in periodic obstacle arrays. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.95.030902.
Nguyen, Hong, Reichhardt, Charles, and Olson Reichhardt, Cynthia Jane. Wed . "Clogging and jamming transitions in periodic obstacle arrays". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.95.030902. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1352424.
@article{osti_1352424,
title = {Clogging and jamming transitions in periodic obstacle arrays},
author = {Nguyen, Hong and Reichhardt, Charles and Olson Reichhardt, Cynthia Jane},
abstractNote = {We numerically examine clogging transitions for bidisperse disks flowing through a two-dimensional periodic obstacle array. Here, we show that clogging is a probabilistic event that occurs through a transition from a homogeneous flowing state to a heterogeneous or phase-separated jammed state where the disks form dense connected clusters. The probability for clogging to occur during a fixed time increases with increasing particle packing and obstacle number. For driving at different angles with respect to the symmetry direction of the obstacle array, we show that certain directions have a higher clogging susceptibility. It is also possible to have a size-specific clogging transition in which one disk size becomes completely immobile while the other disk size continues to flow.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevE.95.030902},
journal = {Physical Review E},
number = 3,
volume = 95,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 29 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Wed Mar 29 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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