Publication on strain-induced states of self-stress in Mikado networks

With Ph.D. students Mathijs Vermeulen and Anwesha Bose, and with colleague Kees Storm, we published in Physical Review E about why the Mikado method of generating fibrous networks does not give any states of self-stress, and about how that changes when the network is deformed. One of the results is that inducing rigidity by shearing the network gives rise to a network that is mechanically very anisotropic, particularly just above the rigidity transition.

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