Portland State University. Department of Physics
David I. Paul
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Physics
1 online resource (173 p.)
Fractals, Mathematical models
A modified Witten-Sander algorithm was devised for the diffusion-limited aggregation process. The simulation and analysis were performed on a personal computer. The fractal dimension was determined by using various forms of a two-point density correlation function and by the radius of gyration. The results of computing the correlation function with square and circular windows were analyzed. The correlation function was further modified to include the edge from analysis and those results were compared to the fractal dimensions obtained from the whole aggregate. The fractal dimensions of 1.67 ± .01 and 1.75 ± .08 agree with the accepted values. Animation of the aggregation process elucidated the limited penetration into the interior and the zone of most active deposition at the exterior of the aggregate.
Myers, Cliff, "A fractal analysis of diffusion limited aggregation" (1988). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4047.