Phys Rev E 2021 May;103(5-1):052114
Laboratoire de Physique de l'Ećole Normale Supérieure, ENS, Université PSL, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, Université Paris-Diderot, Sorbonne Paris Cité, 24 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris, France.
Mean-field theory is an approximation replacing an extended system by a few variables. For depinning of elastic manifolds, these are the position u of its center of mass and the statistics of the forces F(u). There are two proposals how to model the latter: as a random walk (ABBM model), or as uncorrelated forces at integer u (discretized particle model, DPM). Read More