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Corpus ID: 16094660

Characterizing the intermediate phases of elastic networks through topological analysis

@article{Chubynsky2008CharacterizingTI,
title={Characterizing the intermediate phases of elastic networks through topological analysis},
author={M. Chubynsky},
journal={arXiv: Disordered Systems and Neural Networks},
year={2008}
}

I review computational studies of different models of elastic network self-organization leading to the existence of a globally isostatic (rigid but unstressed) or nearly isostatic intermediate phase. A common feature of all models considered here is that only the topology of the elastic network is taken into account; this allows the use of an extremely efficient constraint counting algorithm, the pebble game. In models with bond insertion without equilibration, the intermediate phase is rigidâ€¦Â Expand