The Elastic Dielectric Response of Elastomers Filled with Liquid Inclusions: From Fundamentals to Governing Equations

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Over the past decade, soft solids containing electro-and magneto-active liquid—as opposed to solid—inclusions have emerged as a new class of smart materials with promising novel electro- and magneto-mechanical properties. In this context, a recent contribution has put forth a continuum theory that describes the macroscopic elastic behavior of elastomers filled with liquid inclusions under quasistatic finite deformations from the bottom up, directly in terms of their microscopic behavior at the length scale of the inclusions. This chapter presents the generalization of that theory to the coupled realm of the elastic dielectric behavior of such an emerging class of filled elastomers when in addition to undergoing quasistatic finite deformations they are subjected to quasistatic electric fields. The chapter starts with the description of the underlying fundamentals in the continuum—id est, kinematics, conservation of mass, Maxwell’s equations, balance of momenta, and constitutive behavior of both the bulk (the solid elastomer and the liquid inclusions) and the solid/liquid interfaces—and ends with their combination to formulate the resulting governing equations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
PublisherSpringer
Pages1-26
Number of pages26
DOIs
StatePublished - 2024

Publication series

NameCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences, Courses and Lectures
Volume610
ISSN (Print)0254-1971
ISSN (Electronic)2309-3706

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'The Elastic Dielectric Response of Elastomers Filled with Liquid Inclusions: From Fundamentals to Governing Equations'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this