Nematic elastomers: modelling, analysis, and numerical simulations

  • Antonio DeSimone
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 516)


We review in these notes some of our recent work on modelling the mechanical response of nematic elastomers, both under static and dynamic loadings. Our aim is to compare theoretical results based on mathematical analysis and numerical simulations with the available experimental evidence, in order to examine critically the various accomplishments, and some interesting problems that remain open.


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  • Antonio DeSimone
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  1. 1.SISSA-International School for Advanced StudiesTriesteITALY

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