Browse Dept. of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (1926-2006) by Subject "nematic elastomers"
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(Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (UIUC), 2001-08)The isochoric extension of a cylindrical, nematic-elastomeric specimen is studied. Numerical solutions of the resulting boundary-value problem predict that, for sufficiently large extensions, there exists a region surrounding ...
(Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (UIUC)Springer, 2002-03)The remarkable ability of nematic elastomers to exist in multiple stable equilibrium configurations in the absence of force and energy cost is known as soft elasticity. Here, we determine all of the soft states that are ...