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Title: Onset of rigidity for stretched string networks
Author: HUTZLER, STEFAN
WEAIRE, DENIS LAWRENCE
Sponsor: Enterprise Ireland
Author's Homepage: http://people.tcd.ie/dweaire
http://people.tcd.ie/shutzler
Keywords: Condensed Matter Physics
Renormalization-group
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Institute of Physics
Citation: Delaney G W, Weaire D and Hutzler S, Onset of rigidity for stretched string networks, europhysics letters, 72, 2005, 990 - 996
Series/Report no.: europhysics letters;
72;
Abstract: We define and analyse an elementary model for a network of strings with random natural lengths. As this system is expanded, a threshold is reached where some of the strings form a taut string network. Further expansion increases the fraction of taut strings, until eventually all strings are taut and the classical problem of a spring network is recovered. Here we provide an analysis of the properties of the system at and beyond the threshold expansion, relating results to the expectations of constraint theory.
Description: PUBLISHED
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2262/41090
Related links: http://www.edpsciences.org/articles/epl/abs/2005/24/epl9088/epl9088.html
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