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Mechanics of Materials, ISSN 0167-6636, 01/2020, p. 103313
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Meccanica, ISSN 0025-6455, 2/2018, Volume 53, Issue 3, pp. 511 - 518
We discuss spontaneously bent configurations of pre-stretched bilayer sheets that can be obtained by tuning the pre-stretches in the two layers. The... 
Thin plates and shells | Shape programming | Classical Mechanics | Civil Engineering | Automotive Engineering | Pre-stretched bilayers | Spontaneous curvature | Mechanical Engineering | Physics | SHAPE | MECHANICS | SURFACES | Analysis | Elastomers | Recent Advances on the Mechanics of Materials
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Nature Physics, ISSN 1745-2473, 2019, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp. 496 - 496
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Proceedings: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, ISSN 1364-5021, 12/2015, Volume 471, Issue 2184, pp. 1 - 21
We examine the problem of snake-like locomotion by studying a system consisting of a planar inextensible elastic rod with adjustable spontaneous curvature,... 
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Meccanica, ISSN 0025-6455, 11/2017, Volume 52, Issue 14, pp. 3457 - 3470
We present a rigorous derivation of dimensionally reduced theories for thin sheets of nematic elastomers, in the finite bending regime. Focusing on the case of... 
Dimension reduction | Plate theory | Rod theory | Classical Mechanics | Civil Engineering | Automotive Engineering | Mechanical Engineering | Physics | Nematic elastomers
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Meccanica, ISSN 0025-6455, 11/2017, Volume 52, Issue 14, p. 3457
To access, purchase, authenticate, or subscribe to the full-text of this article, please visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11012-017-0630-4 We... 
Analysis | Elastomers
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Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, ISSN 1081-2865, 04/2017, p. 108128651769999
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Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, 04/2014, Volume 112, Issue 14
We investigate the mechanics of an active droplet endowed with internal nematic order and surrounded by an isotropic Newtonian fluid. Using numerical... 
Newtonian fluids | Spontaneous | Cells (biology) | Mathematical models | Droplets | Division | Physical properties | Nematic
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Computers and Fluids, ISSN 0045-7930, 2018, Volume 179, pp. 801 - 807
Some recent results on biological and bio-inspired swimming at microscopic scales are reviewed, and used to identify promising research directions for the... 
Control of stokes system | Micro-swimmers | Cell motility | Low Reynolds number flows | Helical trajectories | Soft robotics | Fluid-structure interaction | COMPUTER SCIENCE, INTERDISCIPLINARY APPLICATIONS | MECHANICS | MOTION | GEOMETRY | Swimming | Models | Euglena | Self assembly | Biological effects | Stability | Steering | Biomimetics | Actuation | Controllability
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Soft Matter, ISSN 1744-683X, 11/2017, Volume 13, Issue 43, pp. 797 - 7915
We derive a multiphysics model that accounts for network elasticity with spontaneous strains, swelling and nematic interactions in liquid crystal gels (LCGs).... 
Gels | Swelling | Computational fluid dynamics | Computer simulation | Elasticity | Actuation | Nematic crystals | Liquid crystals | Stokes law (fluid mechanics) | Phase transitions | Decoupling | Mathematical models | Phase transition | Stokes flow
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Physical Review Letters, ISSN 0031-9007, 04/2014, Volume 112, Issue 14, p. 147802
We investigate the mechanics of an active droplet endowed with internal nematic order and surrounded by an isotropic Newtonian fluid. Using numerical... 
FLUIDS | MATTER | INTERFACE | SUSPENSIONS | MODELS | PHYSICS, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | VESICLES | MEMBRANE | DYNAMICS | DEFORMATION | FLOW | Models, Theoretical | Models, Chemical | Models, Biological | Cell Division | Computer Simulation | Cytological Techniques | Hydrodynamics | Rheology - methods | Cell Movement
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Proceedings: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, ISSN 1364-5021, 11/2014, Volume 470, Issue 2171, pp. 1 - 15
We present experimental and numerical results for a model crawler which is able to extract net positional changes from reciprocal shape changes, i.e.... 
Locomotion | Gait | Acting | Geometric shapes | Kinematics | Experimentation | Sliding | Modeling | Robotics | Mathematical expressions
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Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, ISSN 0022-5096, 11/2015, Volume 84, pp. 254 - 272
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, ISSN 0027-8424, 10/2012, Volume 109, Issue 44, pp. 17874 - 17879
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Meccanica, ISSN 0025-6455, 11/2017, Volume 52, Issue 14, pp. 3457 - 3470
We present a rigorous derivation of dimensionally reduced theories for thin sheets of nematic elastomers, in the finite bending regime. Focusing on the case of... 
Dimension reduction | Plate theory | Rod theory | Nematic elastomers | MECHANICS | PLATE-THEORY | TRANSITIONS | RIBBONS | Mathematics - Analysis of PDEs
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, ISSN 0027-8424, 12/2017, Volume 114, Issue 50, pp. 13085 - 13090
The flagellar swimming of euglenids, which are propelled by a single anterior flagellum, is characterized by a generalized helical motion. The 3D nature of... 
LOW-REYNOLDS-NUMBER | MICROORGANISMS | SYSTEM | microswimmers | helical trajectories | microscopy imaging | Euglena gracilis | MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES | TRACKING | MOVEMENT | 3D flagellum shapes | Physiological aspects | Flagella (Microbiology) | Biological Sciences | Physical Sciences
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Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, ISSN 0022-5096, 04/2016, Volume 89, pp. 96 - 109
Soft membranes are commonly employed in shape-morphing applications, where the material is programmed to achieve a target shape upon activation by an external... 
Swelling | Spreading | Polymer gel | Membrane | Drug delivery | Material surface | Micro-motility | Polymers | Solvents | Membranes | Liquids | Surface chemistry | Surface properties | Mathematical models | Coating | Physics - Soft Condensed Matter
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Soft Matter, ISSN 1744-683X, 2017, Volume 13, Issue 43, pp. 7907 - 7915
We derive a multiphysics model that accounts for network elasticity with spontaneous strains, swelling and nematic interactions in liquid crystal gels (LCGs).... 
LOW-REYNOLDS-NUMBER | POLYMER SCIENCE | PHYSICS, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | MATERIALS SCIENCE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | LIGHT | CHEMISTRY, PHYSICAL | NETWORKS | ELASTOMERS | ELASTICITY | TRANSITION | ISOTROPIC SOLVENTS | DYNAMICS | POLYMER GELS | Physics - Soft Condensed Matter
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