Inhomogeneous deformation examples and applications of light activated shape memory polymers

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Abstract

Light Activated Shape Memory Polymers (LASMP) are recently developed innovative materials defined by their capacity to store a deformed (temporary) shape and recover an original (parent) shape. This change in shape and the return to original shape is achieved by exposing the polymer to light at different wavelengths. These unique properties have led to the use of LASMP's in a wide variety of applications. These SMP's have a great potential in the biomedical industry as well as the aerospace industry. In the past, the authors have introduced a constitutive model to model the mechanics of these LASMP [1] and used it to solve a few cases of boundary value problems of interest. In this paper, the developed model is used to solve some other inhomogeneous deformation boundary value problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2012
Pages479-484
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2012 - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Nov 9 2012Nov 15 2012

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume8

Other

OtherASME 2012 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHouston, TX
Period11/9/1211/15/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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