Pattern formation of powder on a vibrating disc

F. Dinkelacker, A. Hübler, E. Lüscher

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Fine grain powder placed on a regularly vibrating disk shows dissipative patterns. This behaviour was investigated and a mathematical model was developed. The pattern formation can be explained through a nonlinear diffusion term.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)51-56
Number of pages6
JournalBiological Cybernetics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science(all)


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