We derive a large-strain plate model that allows to describe transient, coupled processes involving elasticity and solvent migration, by performing a dimensional reduction of a three-dimensional poroelastic theory. We apply the model to polymer gel plates, for which a specific kinematic constraint and constitutive relations hold. Finally, we assess the accuracy of the plate model with respect to the parent three-dimensional model through two numerical benchmarks, solved by means of the finite element method. Our results show that the theory offers an efficient computational framework for the study of swelling-induced morphing of composite gel plates.

Lucantonio, A., Tomassetti, G., & Desimone, A. (2017). Large-strain poroelastic plate theory for polymer gels with applications to swelling-induced morphing of composite plates. COMPOSITES. PART B, ENGINEERING, 115, 330-340 [10.1016/j.compositesb.2016.09.063].

Large-strain poroelastic plate theory for polymer gels with applications to swelling-induced morphing of composite plates

Tomassetti G.;
2017

Abstract

We derive a large-strain plate model that allows to describe transient, coupled processes involving elasticity and solvent migration, by performing a dimensional reduction of a three-dimensional poroelastic theory. We apply the model to polymer gel plates, for which a specific kinematic constraint and constitutive relations hold. Finally, we assess the accuracy of the plate model with respect to the parent three-dimensional model through two numerical benchmarks, solved by means of the finite element method. Our results show that the theory offers an efficient computational framework for the study of swelling-induced morphing of composite gel plates.
Lucantonio, A., Tomassetti, G., & Desimone, A. (2017). Large-strain poroelastic plate theory for polymer gels with applications to swelling-induced morphing of composite plates. COMPOSITES. PART B, ENGINEERING, 115, 330-340 [10.1016/j.compositesb.2016.09.063].
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