We study the morphing of three-dimensional objects within the framework of nonlinear elasticity with large distortions. A distortion field induces a target metric, and the configuration which is effectively realized by a material body is the one that minimizes the distance, measured through the elastic energy, between the target metric and the actual one. Morphing through distortions might have a paramount feature: the resulting configurations might be stress-free; if this is the case, the distortions field is called compatible. We maintain that the morphing through compatible distortions is a key strategy exploited by many soft biological materials, which can exhibit very large shape-change in response to distortions controlled by stimuli such as chemicals or temperature changes, while keeping their stress state almost null. Thus, the study of compatible distortions, and of the related shape-changes, is quite important. Here, we show a blueprint for stress-free morphing based on the notions of metric tensor and of Riemann curvature which can be used to design large morphing of three-dimensional objects.

Colorado-Cervantes, I., Varano, V., Teresi, L. (2022). Stress-free morphing by means of compatible distortions. PHYSICAL REVIEW. E, 106(1) [10.1103/PhysRevE.106.015003].

Stress-free morphing by means of compatible distortions

Varano V.;Teresi L.
2022

Abstract

We study the morphing of three-dimensional objects within the framework of nonlinear elasticity with large distortions. A distortion field induces a target metric, and the configuration which is effectively realized by a material body is the one that minimizes the distance, measured through the elastic energy, between the target metric and the actual one. Morphing through distortions might have a paramount feature: the resulting configurations might be stress-free; if this is the case, the distortions field is called compatible. We maintain that the morphing through compatible distortions is a key strategy exploited by many soft biological materials, which can exhibit very large shape-change in response to distortions controlled by stimuli such as chemicals or temperature changes, while keeping their stress state almost null. Thus, the study of compatible distortions, and of the related shape-changes, is quite important. Here, we show a blueprint for stress-free morphing based on the notions of metric tensor and of Riemann curvature which can be used to design large morphing of three-dimensional objects.
Colorado-Cervantes, I., Varano, V., Teresi, L. (2022). Stress-free morphing by means of compatible distortions. PHYSICAL REVIEW. E, 106(1) [10.1103/PhysRevE.106.015003].
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