Mean-field behavior of the sandpile model below the upper critical dimension

Title:
Mean-field behavior of the sandpile model below the upper critical dimension
Creator:
Chessa, A (Author)
Marinari, E (Author)
Vespignani, A (Author)
Zapperi, S (Author)
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Physical Society
Copyright date:
1998
Type of resource:
Text
Genre:
Articles
Format:
electronic
Digital origin:
born digital
Abstract/Description:
We present results of large scale numerical simulations of the Bak, Tang, and Wiesenfeld [Phys. Rev. Lett. 59, 381 (1987); Phys. Rev. A 38, 364 (1988)] sandpile model. We analyze the critical behavior of the model in Euclidean dimensions 2 less than or equal to d less than or equal to 6. We consider a dissipative generalization of the model and study the avalanche size and duration distributions for different values of the lattice size and dissipation. We find that the scaling exponents in d=4 significantly differ from mean-field predictions, thus Suggesting an upper critical dimension d(c)greater than or equal to 5. Using the relations among the dissipation rate epsilon and the finite lattice size L, we find that a subset of the exponents displays mean-field values below the upper critical dimensions. This behavior is explained in terms of conservation laws.
Comments:
Originally published in Physical Review E, v.57 no.6 (1998), pp.R6241-R6244. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevE.57.R6241. Dr. Vespignani is affiliated with Northeastern University as of the time of deposit.
Subjects and keywords:
Mean field theory
Energy dissipation
Conservation laws (Physics)
sandpile models
Physics
Permanent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/2047/d20002174

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