Fragmentary and incidental behaviour of columns, slabs and crystals.

@article{Whiteley2014FragmentaryAI,
title={Fragmentary and incidental behaviour of columns, slabs and crystals.},
author={Walter Whiteley},
journal={Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences},
year={2014},
volume={372 2008},
pages={20120032}
}

Between the study of small finite frameworks and infinite incidentally periodic frameworks, we find the real materials which are large, but finite, fragments that fit into the infinite periodic frameworks. To understand these materials, we seek insights from both (i) their analysis as large frameworks with associated geometric and combinatorial properties (including the geometric repetitions) and (ii) embedding them into appropriate infinite periodic structures with motions that may break the… CONTINUE READING