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Re: [deprecated list] pregenerated sphere packings


Václav Šmilauer said:     (by the date of Thu, 12 Mar 2009 11:56:53 +0100)

> Hi,
> I would like to have pregenerated (periodic) packing of spheres which 
> could be used to fill arbitrary volumes just by putting one cell next to 
> another and then clip the result to get the exact shape. I use constant 
> sphere radius. How would you generate such packing? I imagine like 10k 
> spheres. Would it be useful for other people to have it in yade as text 
> file and some utilities to use it?
> I know yade cannot do it at the moment, but perhaps PFC can?

Vincent is working with JF Jerier on filling a volume with spheres.
The volume is a mesh exported from gmsh or netgen. Or maybe is just
described as triangular faces?

You got to ask them, because Vincent has demonstrated last
month that it already works in yade. But maybe is not finished.

Janek Kozicki                                                         |