Time Evolution of Random Cellular Patterns

  • Kyozi Kawasaki
  • Tatsuzo Nagai
  • Tohru Okuzono
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 264)


A short review is presented of some recent works on a class of models called the vertex models, which is designed for efficient large scale computer simulations of time evolution of cellular patterns. Some new results on a refined version of the model and on elastic and plastic properties of incompressible two-dimensional cellular pattern are also reported.


Edge Length Correction Function Regular Polygon Normal Stress Difference Central Vertex 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kyozi Kawasaki
    • 1
  • Tatsuzo Nagai
    • 2
  • Tohru Okuzono
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsKyushu University 33Fukuoka 812Japan
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentKyushu Kyoritsu UniversityKitakyushu 807Japan

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