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Non-linear mechanics of soft active materials: theory and applications

Course Type: 
PhD Course
Academic Year: 
2015-2016
Period: 
May - Jun. 2016
Duration: 
20 h
Description: 

Topics:

  • Introduction to the physics and applications of soft active materials
  • Non-linear poroelasticity: kinematics and balance laws
  •  Weak form of the balance laws: the Principle of Virtual Power
  • Thermodynamics and constitutive equations: dissipation inequality and Colemann-Noll procedure
  • Statistical derivation of Neo-Hookean elasticity and mixing energy for polymer solutions (Flory-Rehner theory)
  • Modeling of ionic and thermo-responsive polymers
  • Linearized poroelasticity
  • Applications of soft active materials to shape morphing

   

Location: 
A-134

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