Volume 26, Issue 5
Detecting Particle Clusters in Particle-Fluid Systems by a Density Based Method

Tian Tian ,  Han Wang ,  Wei Ge and Pingwen Zhang


Commun. Comput. Phys., 26 (2019), pp. 1617-1630.

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  • Abstract

In this paper, the DBSCAN (Density-Based Spatial Clustering of Applications with Noise) method is proposed to detect particle clusters in particle-fluid systems. The particles are grouped in one cluster when they are connected by a dense environment. The parameters that define the dense environment are determined by analyzing the structure of the system, therefore, our approach needs little human intervention. The method is illustrated by identifying the clusters in two kinds of simulation trajectories of different particle-fluid systems. The robustness of cluster identification in terms of statistical properties of clusters in the steady state is demonstrated

  • History

Published online: 2019-08

  • AMS Subject Headings

6207, 70C20, 76T25

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