Depinning with dynamic stress overshoots: A hybrid of critical and pseudohysteretic behavior

J. M. Schwarz, Daniel S. Fisher

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A study was performed on the model of an elastic manifold driven through a random medium by an applied force. The effects of inertia and elastic waves, in particular, stress overshoots were studied. It was found that these stress overshoots decrease the critical force for depinning and make the depinning transition hysteretic with static and pinned configurations coexisting with the steadily moving phase for a range of applied force.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number021603
Pages (from-to)216031-2160335
Number of pages1944305
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number2 1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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