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Dynamic Fiber Bundle Model of Biopolymer Deformation

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  31 January 2011

Mark Hyunpong Jhon
Affiliation:
mj2k@berkeley.edu, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Materials Science, Berkeley, California, United States
Daryl Chrzan
Affiliation:
dcchrzan@berkeley.edu, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Materials Science, Berkeley, California, United States
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Abstract

A statistical model is developed to study the loading-rate dependent mechanical response of biopolymer arrays. Using the kinetic Monte Carlo method, bundles of fibers are studied under load-controlled and displacement-controlled conditions.

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Copyright © Materials Research Society 2009

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