The maximum entropy algorithm applied to the two-dimensional random packing problem

Department of Physics
University of Southampton
Southampton SO17 1BJ


The statistical properties of the random close packing, on a plane, of discs of two different sizes is considered. All the possible clusters of a central disc and its nearest neighbours that are allowed by geometry are determined and the proportions of these clusters are computed by the maximum entropy method. The results for the proportions of the three types of contact between the two sizes of disc are compared with a Monte Carlo simulation.
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