Figure 5 : Effect of network prestress on local stiffness.

From: Physical limits to biomechanical sensing in disordered fibre networks

Figure 5

(a) Distribution of local stiffnesses kloc, at force dipole length d=10 μm, for collagen network for a broad range of network strains (macroscopically uniform dilation γ=0 blue, γ=0.01 green, γ=0.05 yellow, γ=0.2 red). (b) Distribution of local stiffnesses kloc for RGG network versus network strain (average coordination number z=2.9, force dipole length d=10 μm, ).