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|Title:||Modeling and simulation of buckling of polymeric membrane thin film gel|
Finite element method
|Citation:||Liu, Z., Hong, W., Suo, Z., Swaddiwudhipong, S., Zhang, Y. (2010). Modeling and simulation of buckling of polymeric membrane thin film gel. Computational Materials Science 49 (1 SUPPL.) : S60-S64. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2009.12.036|
|Abstract:||The swelling- and deswelling-induced instabilities of various membrane structures are simulated using the inhomogeneous field theory of a polymeric network in equilibrium with a solvent and mechanical load/constraint and the Finite Element subroutine developed in ABAQUS. The simulating results of these membrane gels are compared with available experimental results, and a reliable prediction in deformation pattern and critical conditions has been achieved. The study has been made in attempt to mimic the shape of a plant leaves from the swelling/deswelling patterns of a gel. Furthermore, this study provides a possibility to explore the origin of intriguing natural phenomena of plants. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.|
|Source Title:||Computational Materials Science|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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