Browse Technical Reports - Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (TAM) by Series/Report "TAM Reports 1034"

  • Fried, Eliot; Sellers, Shaun (Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (UIUC), 2003-09)
    The recently proposed neo-classical theory for nematic elastomers is a molecular-statistical generalization of classical Gaussian network theory. The resulting free-energy density predicts the phenomenon of soft elasticity—the ...


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