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Mechanics of an assembly of nearly rigid material elements.
Curt Koenders , (Kingston) firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to study the rigid limit, a two-dimensional
model material is introduced in which the plane is
covered with material elements that interact with one
another via their edges. The material elements are
diamond shaped; the direction of the sides of the
diamonds is part of the definition of the material.
All elements have the same size and shape. The
interaction between the materials elements has elastic
frictional features. The purpose of the exercise is to
elucidate mechanical concepts in a simple model with