Thursday, January 17, 2013

1301.3574 (M. G. Yucht et al.)

Dynamical behavior of disordered spring networks    [PDF]

M. G. Yucht, M. Sheinman, C. P. Broedersz
We study the dynamical rheology of spring networks with a percolation model constructed by bond dilution in a two-dimensional triangular lattice. Hydrodynamic interactions are implemented by a Stokesian viscous coupling between the network nodes and a uniformly deforming liquid. Our simulations show that in a critical connectivity regime, these systems display weak power law rheology in which the complex shear modulus scales with frequency as G^* ~ (i * omega)^Delta where Delta = 0.41, in discord with a mean field prediction of Delta = 1/2. The weak power law rheology in the critical regime can be understood from a simple scaling relation between the macroscopic rheology and the nonaffine strain fluctuations, which diverge with vanishing frequency for isostatic networks. We construct a dynamic effective medium theory, which describes the rheology at the mean field level and correctly predicts the scaling form for the rheology of networks with near-isostatic connectivities. Surprisingly, by connecting this critical scaling of the rheology with that of the strain fluctuations, we find that the dynamical behavior of disordered spring networks is fully determined by the critical exponents that govern the behavior of elastic network in the absence of viscous interactions.
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