PERCOLATION OF RANDOM CYLINDER AGGREGATES

Dominique Jeulin, Maxime Moreaud

Abstract

The percolation threshold ρc of Boolean models of cylinders with their axis parallel to a given direction is studied by means of simulations. An efficient method of construction of percolating connected components was developed, and is applied to one or two scales Boolean model, in order to simulate the presence of aggregates. The invariance of the percolation threshold with respect to affine transformations in the common direction of the axis of cylinders is approximately satisfied on simulations. The prediction of the model (ρc close to 0.16) is consistent with experimental measurements on plasma spray coatings, which motivated this study.

Keywords
Boolean model; cylinders; multi-scale; percolation; plasma spray coating; simulation

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DOI: 10.5566/ias.v26.p121-127

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