Small Strain Topological Effects of Biopolymer Networks with Rigid Cross-Links

G. Zagar, P. R. Onck*, E. Van der Giessen

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Networks of cross-linked filamentous biopolymers form topological structures characterized by L, T and X cross-link types of connectivity 2, 3 and 4, respectively. The distribution of cross-links over these three types proofs to be very important for the initial elastic shear stiffness of isotropic rigidly cross-linked biopolymer networks. After proper scaling of this stiffness, we identify the topological function f(T) = (l(c)/xi)(n(X)/n(cl))(2.5) that describes these effects in terms of the network parameters: mean section length l(c), mesh size xi and relative number of X cross-links n(X)/n(cl).

Originele taal-2English
TitelIUTAM SYMPOSIUM ON CELLULAR, MOLECULAR AND TISSUE MECHANICS, PROCEEDINGS
RedacteurenK Garikipati, EM Arruda
Plaats van productieNEW YORK
UitgeverijSpringer
Pagina's161-169
Aantal pagina's9
Uitgave16
ISBN van elektronische versie9789048133482
ISBN van geprinte versie978-90-481-3347-5
DOI's
StatusPublished - 2010
EvenementInternational-Union-of-Theoretical-and-Applied-Mechanics Symposium on Cellular, Molecular and Tissue Mechanics - , Morocco
Duur: 18-jun-200821-jun-2008

Publicatie series

NaamIUTAM Bookseries
UitgeverijSPRINGER
Volume16

Other

OtherInternational-Union-of-Theoretical-and-Applied-Mechanics Symposium on Cellular, Molecular and Tissue Mechanics
Land/RegioMorocco
Periode18/06/200821/06/2008

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