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Kink-induced transport and segregation in oscillated granular layers
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-09-26)
We use experiments and molecular dynamics simulations of vertically oscillated granular layers to study horizontal particle segregation induced by a kink (a boundary between domains oscillating out of phase). Counterrotating ...
Scaling and Dynamics of Sphere and Disk Impact into Granular Media
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2008-02-29)
Direct measurements of the acceleration of spheres and disks impacting granular media reveal simple power law scalings along with complex dynamics which bear the signatures of both fluid and solid behavior. The penetration ...
Lattice dynamics and melting of a nonequilibrium pattern
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003-03-14)
We present a new description of nonequilibrium square patterns as a harmonically coupled crystal lattice. In a vertically oscillating granular layer, different transverse normal modes of the granular square-lattice pattern ...
Dynamics of drag and force distributions for projectile impact in a granular medium
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004-05-14)
Our experiments and molecular dynamics simulations on a projectile penetrating a two-dimensional granular medium reveal that the mean deceleration of the projectile is constant and proportional to the impact velocity. Thus, ...
Toward a dynamic climbing robot
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006)
Simple mathematical models or ‘templates’ of locomotion have been effective tools in understanding how animals move and have inspired and guided the design of robots that emulate those behaviors. This paper describes a ...
Twistor Theory, Then and Now
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-03-25)
Twistor theory is now over 45 years old. In December 1963, I proposed the initial ideas of this scheme, based on complex-number geometry, which presents an alternative perspective to that of standard 4-dimensional space-time, ...
Aeons Before the Big Bang?
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009-03-24)
There is much impressive observational evidence, mainly from the cosmic microwave background (CMB), for an enormously hot and dense early stage of the universe referred to as the Big Bang. Observations of the CMB are now ...
Measurements of the spatio-temporal profiles of femtosecond laser pulses
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-06-28)
The main contributions of this thesis to the field of ultrashort pulse measurement are a new set of experimental tools to measure the spatio-temporal fields of femtosecond pulses, and a new simplified formalism to describe ...
Numerical Simulations of Ultrafast Pulse Measurements
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-07-03)
This thesis contains two major components of research: numerical simulation of optical-parametric amplification cross correlation of Frequency-Resolved Optical Gating (OPA-XFROG) and numerical simulation of GRENOUILLE and ...
Radioactive decay studies
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000-08)