The purpose of the research is to describe the swelling-induced large deformations in polymer gels: a theoretical model is developed, and then implemented and solved using the finite element method. The model is firstly assessed with two well-known benchmark problems; moreover, the proposed approach is benchmarked against a recent experiment involving localized exposure of the gel boundary to a solvent, where large bending deformations appear during solvent absorption. In both cases, our results are quite satisfying. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Transient analysis of swelling-induced large deformations in polymer gels

Lucantonio, Alessandro;
2013

Abstract

The purpose of the research is to describe the swelling-induced large deformations in polymer gels: a theoretical model is developed, and then implemented and solved using the finite element method. The model is firstly assessed with two well-known benchmark problems; moreover, the proposed approach is benchmarked against a recent experiment involving localized exposure of the gel boundary to a solvent, where large bending deformations appear during solvent absorption. In both cases, our results are quite satisfying. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmps.2012.07.010
Lucantonio, Alessandro; Paola, Nardinocchi; L., Teresi
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