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Elastic consequences of a single plastic event: A step towards the microscopic modeling of the flow of yield stress fluids

By G. Picard, A. Ajdari, F. Lequeux and L. Bocquet


With the eventual aim of describing flowing elasto-plastic materials, we focus here on the elementary process of such a flow, a plastic event, and compute the long-range perturbation it elastically induces in a medium submitted to a global shear strain. We characterize the effect of a nearby wall on this perturbation, and quantify the importance of finite-size effects. Although most of our explicit formulae refer to 2D situations, our statements hold for 3D situations as well

Publisher: Società Italiana di Fisica
Year: 2004
DOI identifier: 10.1140/epje/i2004-10054-8
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