A continuum model for two-dimensional fiber networks

Abstract

Elastic-plastic deformation of a continuum formed by continuously distributed fibers is described. Applications to the mechanical characterization of nanofibers, and to biological materials such as cellular cytoskeleton and tissue scaffolds are indicated.

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The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of NSF through grant CMS-0311833, and ARL grant # W911NF-04-2-0011.

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Baesu, E., Zheng, M. & Beljic, D. A continuum model for two-dimensional fiber networks. MRS Online Proceedings Library 844, 51 (2004). https://doi.org/10.1557/PROC-844-Y5.1

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