Linking microscopic and macroscopic response in disordered solids

19 Jun 2017  ·  Hexner Daniel, Liu Andrea J., Nagel Sidney R. ·

The modulus of a rigid network of harmonic springs depends on the sum of the energies in each of the bonds due to the applied distortion: compression in the case of the bulk modulus, $B$, or shear in the case of the shear modulus, $\mathcal{G}$. The distortion need not be global and we introduce a local modulus, $L_{i}$, associated with changing the equilibrium length of a single bond, $i$, in the network... We show that $L_{i}$ is useful for understanding many aspects of the mechanical response of the entire system. For example, it allows an understanding, and efficient computation, of how each bond in a network contributes to global properties such as $B$ and $\mathcal{G}$ and sheds light on how a particular bond's contribution to one modulus is, or is not, correlated with its contribution to another. read more

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