Constitutive modeling of the mechanical response of nanocomposite hydrogels for tissue engineering

A. D. Drozdov, J. C. De Christiansen

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Abstract

A model is developed for the elastic behavior of nanocomposite hydrogels subjected to swelling-drying under an arbitrary deformation with finite strains. Novel constitutive equations are derived based on the Flory concept of flexible chains with constrained junctions and solvent-dependent reference configuration. Adjustable parameters in the stress-strain relations are found by fitting observations on N, N-dimethylacrylamide/hectorite nanoclay hydrogels. The constitutive model describes adequately the mechanical response of nanocomposite hydrogels subjected to swelling-drying and solvent exchange.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-45
Number of pages9
JournalProcedia Engineering
Volume59
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Tissue Engineering, ICTE 2013 - Leiria, Portugal
Duration: 6 Jun 20138 Jun 2013

Keywords

  • Constitutive equations
  • Finite elasticity
  • Nanocomposite hydrogel
  • Swelling

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