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Title: Control of connectivity and rigidity in prismatic assemblies
How can we manipulate the topological connectivity of a three-dimensional prismatic assembly to control the number of internal degrees of freedom and the number of connected components in it? To answer this question in a deterministic setting, we use ideas from elementary number theory to provide a hierarchical deterministic protocol for the control of rigidity and connectivity. We then show that it is possible to also use a stochastic protocol to achieve the same results via a percolation transition. Together, these approaches provide scale-independent algorithms for the cutting or gluing of three-dimensional prismatic assemblies to control their overall connectivity and rigidity.
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1922321 1764269
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Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
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National Science Foundation
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