Thursday, October 17, 2013

Contact Communication

Long-lived Giant Number Fluctuations in a Swarming Granular Nematic - pdf (734 kb)
"Emergence of agent swarm migration and vortex formation through inelastic collisions" - pdf (1.6 mb)
For a in-depth overview on Collective Motion:

Discrete Element Method (DEM)

WOO has got the Ellipsoids going.

Elliptical-design based on a Spring-mechanism

'Springs' and 'Discretization of the problem' (at 2:57 and 4:00)
Rocking Horse pivots and follows an elliptical path,
 Same set-up but with a spring,
A foot colliding with the ground follows the same path. 

Slinky |ˈsli ng kē|
noun ( Slinky) trademarka toy consisting of a flexible helical spring that can be made to somersault down steps.(In action: extra's on Pivoting (sliding)Pivot.pdf (397 kb) - CollisionAntennae.pdf (647 kb)