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A phase-field approach for the modeling of nematic liquid crystal elastomers

Keip, Marc-André and Bhattacharya, Kaushik (2014) A phase-field approach for the modeling of nematic liquid crystal elastomers. Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 14 (1). pp. 577-578. ISSN 1617-7061.

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Liquid crystal elastomers combine the elastic properties of rubber with the orientational properties of liquid crystals. Amongst the various types of liquid crystal elastomers, nematic elastomers are one special class. Nematic elastomers undergo a phase transition from a high-temperature isotropic state to a low-temperature nematic state, which is generally accompanied by large deformations. In the present contribution, a phase-field model for the continuum-mechanical description of nematic elastomers will be introduced. The model is implemented into the finite element method and employed for the simulation of domain evolution under specified initial boundary conditions.

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Additional Information:© 2014 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Issue online: 22 December 2014; Version of record online: 22 December 2014. M.-A.K. acknowledges funding through the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the framework of the Cluster of Excellence in “Simulation Technology” (EXC 310/2) at the University of Stuttgart.
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Official Citation:Keip, M.-A. and Bhattacharya, K. (2014), A phase-field approach for the modeling of nematic liquid crystal elastomers. Proc. Appl. Math. Mech., 14: 577–578. doi:10.1002/pamm.201410276
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