Numerical Simulation of the Damping Behavior of Particle-Filled Hollow Spheres

  • Tobias Steinle
  • Jadran Vrabec
  • Andrea WaltherEmail author
Conference paper


In light of an increasing awareness of environmental challenges, extensive research is underway to develop new light-weight materials. A problem arising with these materials is their increased response to vibration. This can be solved using a new composite material that contains embedded hollow spheres that are partially filled with particles. Progress on the adaptation of molecular dynamics towards a particle-based numerical simulation of this material is reported. This includes the treatment of specific boundary conditions and the adaption of the force computation. First results are presented that showcase the damping properties of such particle-filled spheres in a bouncing experiment.


Hollow Sphere Lightweight Material Single Sphere Reasonable Computing Time Hollow Sphere Structure 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. 1.
    Blase, D.: Simulation partikelgefüllter Hohlkugeln in zwei Raumdimensionen. Diploma thesis, TU Dresden (2008)Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Eckhardt, W., Heinecke, A., Bader, R., Brehm, M., Hammer, N., Huber, H., Kleinhenz, H.-G., Vrabec, J., Hasse, H., Horsch, M., Bernreuther, M., Glass, C.W., Niethammer, C., Bode, A., Bungartz, H.-J.: 591 TFLOPS multi-trillion particles simulation on SuperMUC. In: Kunkel, J.M., Ludwig, T., Meuer, H.W. (eds.) Supercomputing: 28th International Supercomputing Conference, ISC 2013, Leipzig, Germany, June 16-20, 2013. Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 7905, pp. 1–12. Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg (2013)Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Fincham, D.: Leapfrog rotational algorithms. Molec. Sim. 8, 165–178 (1992)CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Griebel, M., Knapek, S., Zumbusch, G., Caglar, A.: Numerische Simulation in der Moleküldynamik. Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg (2004)CrossRefzbMATHGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Grottel, S., Reina, G., Dachsbacher, C., Ertl, T.: Coherent culling and shading for large molecular dynamics visualization. Comput. Graph. Forum (Proc. EUROVIS 2010) 29(3), 953–962 (2010)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Jehring, U., Kieback, B., Stephani, G., Quadbeck, P., Courtois, J., Hahn, K., Blase, D., Walther, A.: Lightweight-materials made from particle filled metal hollow spheres. In: Proceedings Metfoam, Bratislava (2009)Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Mader, D.: Molekulardynamische Simulationen nanoskaliger Strömungsvorgänge. Diploma thesis, University Stuttgart (2004)Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of MathematicsUniversity of PaderbornPaderbornGermany
  2. 2.Thermodynamics and Energy TechnologyUniversity of PaderbornPaderbornGermany

Personalised recommendations