Modeling Deformation-Diffusion in Polymeric Gels

Nikola S. Bosnjak, Shuolun Wang, Shawn Chester

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A polymeric gel is a polymer network swollen by a fluid. Here, we report on a model and numerical simulation capability for the coupled deformation-diffusion behavior of gels that are mechanically anisotropic, but diffusively isotropic. A thermodynamically consistent model for the coupled behavior is summarized for large deformation rubber like materials that absorb a solvent. The model has been implemented numerically as in finite element method for the robust simulation of boundary value problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPoromechanics 2017 - Proceedings of the 6th Biot Conference on Poromechanics
EditorsPatrick Dangla, Jean-Michel Pereira, Siavash Ghabezloo, Matthieu Vandamme
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780784480779
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event6th Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Poromechanics 2017 - Paris, France
Duration: Jul 9 2017Jul 13 2017


Other6th Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Poromechanics 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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