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Statistical model with two order parameters for ductile and soft fiber bundles in nanoscience and biomaterials.
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PMID:  21599259     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Traditional fiber bundles models (FBMs) have been an effective tool to understand brittle heterogeneous systems. However, fiber bundles in modern nano- and bioapplications demand a new generation of FBM capturing more complex deformation processes in addition to damage. In the context of loose bundle systems and with reference to time-independent plasticity and soft biomaterials, we formulate a generalized statistical model for ductile fracture and nonlinear elastic problems capable of handling more simultaneous deformation mechanisms by means of two order parameters (as opposed to one). As the first rational FBM for coupled damage problems, it may be the cornerstone for advanced statistical models of heterogeneous systems in nanoscience and materials design, especially to explore hierarchical and bio-inspired concepts in the arena of nanobiotechnology. Applicative examples are provided for illustrative purposes at last, discussing issues in inverse analysis (i.e., nonlinear elastic polymer fiber and ductile Cu submicron bars arrays) and direct design (i.e., strength prediction).
Antonio Rinaldi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-4-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics     Volume:  83     ISSN:  1550-2376     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136452     Medline TA:  Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  046126     Citation Subset:  -    
ENEA, C.R. Casaccia, Via Anguillarese 301, Santa Maria di Galeria, I-00060 Rome, Italy, International Research Center for Mathematics & Mechanics of Complex Systems, Via San Pasquale, I-04012 Cisterna di Latina (LT), Italy, and ASSOINGE R&D, K. Doormanlaan 10-2283 AS Rijswijk, The Netherlands.
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