On the origin of stiffening in biopolymers

E. van der Giessen, T. Koeman, T. van Dillen, P.R. Onck

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Strain stiffening of protein networks is explored by means of a finite strain analysis of a two-dimensional network model of cross-linked semiflexible filaments. The results show that stiffening is caused by non-affine network rearrangements that govern a transition from a bending dominated response at small strains to a stretching dominated response at large strains. Thermally-induced filament undulations only have a minor effect; they merely postpone the transition.

Originele taal-2English
TitelStructure and Mechanical Behavior of Biological Materials
RedacteurenP Fratzl, WJ Landis, R Wang, FH Silver
Plaats van productieWARRENDALE
UitgeverijMaterials Research Society
Pagina'sL3.1.1-L3.1.7
Aantal pagina's7
Volume874
ISBN van geprinte versie1-55899-828-4
StatusPublished - 2005
EvenementSymposium on Structure and Mechanical Behavior of Biological Materials held at the 2005 MRS Spring Meeting - , Canada
Duur: 29-mrt-200531-mrt-2005

Publicatie series

NaamMATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM PROCEEDINGS
UitgeverijMATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY
Volume874
ISSN van geprinte versie0272-9172

Other

OtherSymposium on Structure and Mechanical Behavior of Biological Materials held at the 2005 MRS Spring Meeting
Land/RegioCanada
Periode29/03/200531/03/2005

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