Shape programming for narrow ribbons of nematic elastomers

Agostiniani, Virginia, DeSimone, Antonio and Koumatos, Konstantinos (2016) Shape programming for narrow ribbons of nematic elastomers. Journal of Elasticity, 127 (1). pp. 1-24. ISSN 0374-3535

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Using the theory of Γ-convergence, we derive from three-dimensional elasticity new one-dimensional models for non-Euclidean elastic ribbons, i.e., ribbons exhibiting spontaneous curvature and twist. We apply the models to shape-selection problems for thin films of nematic elastomers with twist and splay-bend texture of the nematic director. For the former, we discuss the possibility of helicoid-like shapes as an alternative to spiral ribbons.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
Research Centres and Groups: Analysis and Partial Differential Equations Research Group
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0299 Analysis. Including analytical methods connected with physical problems
Depositing User: Konstantinos Koumatos
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2017 09:21
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2018 17:39

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