The nematic elastomers with hybrid alignment (HNEs) exhibit large anisotropic and non homogeneous volume changes, which can in- duce noticeable changes in their configuration. Here, we deal with LCEs having hybrid align- ment (HNEs), that is, fabricated with a given non-homogeneous nematic orientation. For such a materials, permanent distortions induced by deswelling can be compensated by those resulting from cooling below TN ; it results the possibility of producing temperature-driven actuators.

DESIMONE A, & TERESI L (2011). Numerical Experiments for Thermally-induced Bending of Nematic Elastomers with Hybrid Alignment (HNEs). In Proceedings of the European COMSOL Conference 2011.

Numerical Experiments for Thermally-induced Bending of Nematic Elastomers with Hybrid Alignment (HNEs)

TERESI, Luciano
2011

Abstract

The nematic elastomers with hybrid alignment (HNEs) exhibit large anisotropic and non homogeneous volume changes, which can in- duce noticeable changes in their configuration. Here, we deal with LCEs having hybrid align- ment (HNEs), that is, fabricated with a given non-homogeneous nematic orientation. For such a materials, permanent distortions induced by deswelling can be compensated by those resulting from cooling below TN ; it results the possibility of producing temperature-driven actuators.
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