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Carnegie Mellon Center for Nonlinear Analysis
Microstructures in Nematic Elastomers: Modeling, Analysis, and Numerical Simulation


Antonio DeSimone
Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati

Abstract: In this talk, we will review the recent progress on the modelling of martensitic-like microstructures in nematic elastomers, and on coarse-grained models for their effective mechanical response based on the use of the quasi-convex envelope of the stored energy density.

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