Swelling of thermo-responsive gels under hydrostatic pressure

A. D. Drozdov, P. Sommer-Larsen

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A constitutive model is developed for the elastic behavior of a thermo-responsive gel subjected to swelling in a water bath to which hydrostatic pressure is applied. Material constants are found by fitting experimental data on poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) gel under unconstrained swelling. Good agreement is demonstrated between the observations and results of simulation. The effects of temperature and pressure on equilibrium water uptake are studied numerically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1419-1434
Number of pages16
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Constitutive modeling
  • Hydrostatic pressure
  • Thermo-responsive hydrogel
  • Volume phase transition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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