Model of coarsening and vortex formation in vibrated granular rods

Igor S. Aranson, Lev S. Tsimring

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A phenomenological model of the formation of the vortical ordered state in the system of vertically vibrated rods was proposed. The density evolution was described by the modified Cahn-Hilliard equation and the tilt was described by the Ginzburg-Landau type equation. It was found that the generic vortex solutions of the Ginzburg-Landau equation for the tilt correspond to the vortical motion of the rods around the cores which are located near the centers of the islands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number021305
Pages (from-to)213051-213054
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number2 1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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