Swelling induced finite strain flexure in a rectangular block of an isotropic elastic material

Tsai, H., Pence, T. J., & Kirkinis, E. (2004) Swelling induced finite strain flexure in a rectangular block of an isotropic elastic material. Journal of Elasticity, 75(1), pp. 69-89.

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The deformation of a rectangular block into an annular wedge is studied with respect to the state of swelling interior to the block. Nonuniform swelling fields are shown to generate these flexure deformations in the absence of resultant forces and bending moments. Analytical expressions for the deformation fields demonstrate these effects for both incompressible and compressible generalizations of conventional hyperelastic materials. Existing results in the absence of a swelling agent are recovered as special cases.

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ID Code: 73434
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Constitutive theory, Elastic materials, Exact solutions, Flexure, Swelling, Consitutive theory, Compressibility, Cylinders (shapes), Deformation, Hydrogels, Interfaces (materials), Rubber, Strain, Elasticity
DOI: 10.1023/B:ELAS.0000039924.09593.72
ISSN: 03743535 (ISSN)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 07 Jul 2014 22:51
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 20:02

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