Jamming and random spring networks

Jamming is an ubiquitous transition state from flow to rigidity (and vice versa). We can observe traffic jams, crowded people jammed together, fruit packing, shaving foam, sand dunes and avalanches will also experience a jamming transition when the external conditions are satisfied, such as a certain density or applied stress.

Jamming may lead to completely new physics. My current project aims to understand jamming of soft matter from the aspect of random spring networks, computer simulations and theoretical analysis methods are used to study this critical state closely.


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