Tuesday, January 8, 2013

1111.1751 (Xiaoming Mao et al.)

Effective Medium Theory of Filamentous Triangular Lattice    [PDF]

Xiaoming Mao, Olaf Stenull, T. C. Lubensky
We present an effective medium theory that includes bending as well as stretching forces, and we use it to calculate mechanical response of a diluted filamentous triangular lattice. In this lattice, bonds are central-force springs, and there are bending forces between neighboring bonds on the same filament. We investigate the diluted lattice in which each bond is present with a probability $p$. We find a rigidity threshold $p_b$ which has the same value for all positive bending rigidity and a crossover characterizing bending-, stretching-, and bend-stretch coupled elastic regimes controlled by the central-force rigidity percolation point at $p_{\textrm{CF}} \simeq 2/3$ of the lattice when fiber bending rigidity vanishes.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1111.1751

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