The INI has a new website!

This is a legacy webpage. Please visit the new site to ensure you are seeing up to date information.

Skip to content



Mechanical response and microstructures in liquid crystal elastomers: small vs large strain theories

De Simone, A (SISSA)
Friday 12 April 2013, 09:00-10:00



In this talk, we will present recent theoretical and numerical results for models of nematic elastomers within the small strain approach.

While strains exhibited by nematic elastomers are usually large, there are cases where this is not so, and the early modeling approaches were using this framework. In fact, the main reason for the developing small strain theories for nematic elastomers is the clear geometric structure of the resulting energy landscape.

We will exploit this structure to discuss material instabilities and stress-strain diagrams, and to suggest possible generalizations to more realistic models.


[pdf ]


The video for this talk should appear here if JavaScript is enabled.
If it doesn't, something may have gone wrong with our embedded player.
We'll get it fixed as soon as possible.

Back to top ∧