On the complexity/criticality of  Jamming during the discharge of granular matter from a silo

 

P. Evesque, Lab MSSMat,  UMR 8579 CNRS, Ecole Centrale Paris, 92295 CHATENAY-MALABRY, France, pierre.evesque@ecp.fr 

Abstract: This paper is aimed at pursuing a recent discussion about the comparison between Self-Organised Criticality, the jamming process and the percolation theory in the problem of a silo discharge [I. Zuriguel, A. Garcimartin, D. Maza, L.A.Pugnaloni, J.M.Pastor, Jamming during the discharge of granular matter from a silo , Phys.Rev.E 71, 051303 (2005)]. Statistics of blocking a silo is investigated from different models: percolation, self organised criticality. 

Pacs # : 5.40 ; 45.70 ; 62.20 ; 83.70.Fn

poudres & grains 16 (2), 14-22 (Mars 2007)