The transient behaviour of extremely soft and soft active polymer gels is investigated through a stress-diffusion model which takes into account the active behaviour of the polymer network when molecular motors are included in the solvent bath. The latter is described as a remodeling of the polymer network. The problem of isotropic contraction induced by a homogeneous distribution of molecular motors is explicitly set up and solved. The results have been compared with experiments and show excellent agreement.

Curatolo, M., Nardinocchi, P., & Teresi, L. (2020). Dynamics of active swelling in contractile polymer gels. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS, 135, 103807 [10.1016/j.jmps.2019.103807].

Dynamics of active swelling in contractile polymer gels

Curatolo M.;Nardinocchi P.;Teresi L.
2020

Abstract

The transient behaviour of extremely soft and soft active polymer gels is investigated through a stress-diffusion model which takes into account the active behaviour of the polymer network when molecular motors are included in the solvent bath. The latter is described as a remodeling of the polymer network. The problem of isotropic contraction induced by a homogeneous distribution of molecular motors is explicitly set up and solved. The results have been compared with experiments and show excellent agreement.
Curatolo, M., Nardinocchi, P., & Teresi, L. (2020). Dynamics of active swelling in contractile polymer gels. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS, 135, 103807 [10.1016/j.jmps.2019.103807].
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