Shear modulus of two-dimensional foams: The effect of area dispersity and disorder

Simon Cox, Emma Whittick

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Abstract

We use the Surface Evolver to determine the shear modulus G of a dry 2D foam of 2500 bubbles, using both extensional and simple shear. We examine G for a range of monodisperse, bidisperse and polydisperse foams, and relate it to various measures of the structural disorder of each foam. In all cases, the shear modulus of a foam decreases with increasing disorder.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-56
Number of pages8
JournalEuropean Physical Journal E
Volume21
Issue number49-56
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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