Elasticity of randomly diluted central force networks under tension

Zicong Zhou, Béla Joós, Pik Yin Lai

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The rigidity of two-dimensional randomly diluted Gaussian spring network under tension was analyzed. The study was based on the direct calculation of the shear modulus and fitting it with a power law. The critical behavior of the shear modulus was found to be tension sensitive. With the increase in tension a sharp drop in the critical concentration value was observed. The tension-free system had a narrower critical regime with the power law failing for the critical concentration value greater than 0.8, whereas a small tension was sufficient for extending the power law to the near critical concentration value of 1.

Original languageEnglish
Article number055101
Pages (from-to)551011-551014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number5 2
StatePublished - Nov 2003


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