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Simulation of the dynamic behaviour of polymeric gels
Author(s): Walter R. Witkowski
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a theoretical model to predict the curvature of a rectangulargel which is subjected to a pH gradient. The curvature is formulated as a function of volumetricstrains. Experimental observations indicate a direct coupling between the electric field and the gelthat induces an immediate volume collapse independent of pH gradients. Additional deformationsoccur later due to a pH gradient evolving through hydrolysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1992
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1777, First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, 177725 (1 May 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.2298100
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Walter R. Witkowski, Sandia National Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1777:
First European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Brian Culshaw; Peter T. Gardiner; Alaster McDonach, Editor(s)

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