We investigated the actuation performances of anisotropic gels driven by mechanical and chemical stimuli, in terms of both deformation processes and stroke-curves, and distinguished between the fast response of gels before diffusion starts and the asymptotic response attained at the steady state. We also showed as the range of forces that an anisotropic hydrogel can exert when constrained is especially wide; indeed, changing fiber orientation allows us to induce shear as well as transversely isotropic extensions. The research that led to the present paper was partially supported by a grant of the group GNFM of INdAM.
Nardinocchi, P., & Teresi, L. (2016). Actuation performances of anisotropic gels. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 120(21), 215107.
|Titolo:||Actuation performances of anisotropic gels|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Citazione:||Nardinocchi, P., & Teresi, L. (2016). Actuation performances of anisotropic gels. JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 120(21), 215107.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|