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.
|Titolo:||Transient analysis of swelling-induced large deformations in polymer gels|
|Autori:||Alessandro Lucantonio; Paola Nardinocchi; L. Teresi|
|Rivista:||JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.jmps.2012.07.010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|