Advances in Soft Matter Mechanics

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Shaofan Li, Bohua Sun
Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 30, 2012 - Science - 298 pages

"Advances in Soft Matter Mechanics" is a compilation and selection of recent works in soft matter mechanics by a group of active researchers in the field. The main objectives of this book are first to disseminate the latest developments in soft matter mechanics in the field of applied and computational mechanics, and second to introduce soft matter mechanics as a sub-discipline of soft matter physics. As an important branch of soft matter physics, soft matter mechanics has developed rapidly in recent years. A number of the novel approaches discussed in this book are unique, such as the coarse grained finite element method for modeling colloidal adhesion, entropic elasticity, meshfree simulations of liquid crystal elastomers, simulations of DNA, etc. The book is intended for researchers and graduate students in the field of mechanics, condensed matter physics and biomaterials.

Dr. Shaofan Li is a professor of the University of California-Berkeley, U.S.A; Dr. Bohua Sun is a professor of Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Atomistic to Continuum Modeling of DNA Molecules
1
Chapter 2 Computational Contact Formulations for Soft Body Adhesion
55
Chapter 3 Soft Matter Modeling of Biological Cells
94
Nonaffine Deformation and Presence of Longrange Correlations
119
Chapter 5 Atomic Scale MonteCarlo Studies of Entropic Elasticity Properties of Polymer Chain Molecules
146
Chapter 6 Continuum Models of Stimulires ponsiveGels
165
Chapter 7 Micromechanics of 3D Crystallized Protein Structures
197
Chapter 8 Micromechanical Modeling of Threedimensional Opencell Foams
213
A Review
259
Color Plots
277
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