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The Mechanics of Hydrogels. Elsevier Series in Mechanics of Advanced Materials

  • ID: 4894707
  • Book
  • May 2021
  • 500 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

The Mechanics of Hydrogels: Mechanical Properties, Testing, and Applications offers readers a systematic description of the mechanical properties and characterizations of hydrogels. Practical topics such as manufacturing hydrogels with controlled mechanical properties and the mechanical testing of hydrogels are covered at length, as are areas such as inelastic and nonlinear deformation, rheological characterization, fracture and indentation testing, mechanical properties of cellularly responsive hydrogels, and more. Proper instrumentation and modeling techniques for measuring the mechanical properties of hydrogels are also explored.

  • Links the mechanical and biological behaviors and applications of hydrogels
  • Looks at the manufacturing and mechanical testing of hydrogels
  • Discusses the design and use of hydrogels in a wide array of applications
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Hua Li and Vadim V. Silberschmidt

1. Mechanical characterisation of hydrogels

Michelle L. Oyen and Mohammad R. Islam

2. Micromechanical characterisation of hydrogels

3. Inelastic deformation behaviour of hydrogels

Xing Gao and Vadim V. Silberschmidt

4. Nonlinear deformation behaviour of hydrogels

Wei Hong

5. Micro-scale elastic modulus of hydrogels

6. Manufacturing hydrogels with controlled mechanical properties

7. Mechanical testing of hydrogels

Mark Ahearne

8. Poroelastic Fracture Mechanics of Hydrogels

9. Fatigue of hydrogels

10. Indentation of hydrogels

Suresh Kalyanam

11. Rheological characterization of hydrogels

12. Hydrogell swelling

13. Mechanical properties of cellularly responsive hydrogels

14. Numerical modelling of hydrogels
from microscopic network to macroscopic hydrogel

Xing Gao and Vadim V. Silberschmidt

15. Modeling of stimuli-responsive hydrogels

Hua Li

16. Artificial muscle application of hydrogel

17. Corneal replacement by a synthetic hydrogel

18. Multi-scale modelling of hydrogels

Zishun LIU

19. Large deformation behavior of magnetic hydrogels

Liu Qimin

20. Enzyme-functionalized hydrogels: relationship between stimuli and mechanical response

Kek Boon Goh

21. Mechanically driven phase transition of physical hydrogels

Tao Wu
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Li, Hua
Dr. Li's research interests include the multiphysics modelling of soft matters, development of highly efficient numerical computational methodology, simulation of sustainable energy, and structural dynamics. He is the author of Smart Hydrogel Modeling, and co-author of Reduced Modeling of Planar Fuel Cells; Meshless Methods and Their Numericl Properties; and Rotating Shell Dynamics. He has authored or co-authored over 150 articles published in an array of international journals, and was awarded Winner of Top Project of the Singapore Maritime Institute Forum-Research Showcase 2015.
Silberschmidt, Vadim V.
Professor Vadim Silberschmidt is Chair of Mechanics of Materials, Associate Dean (Research), ICoVIS Director, and Head of the Mechanics of Advanced Materials Research Group, Loughborough University, UK. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Elsevier book series on 'Mechanics of Advanced Materials'. He is also EiC, associate editor, and/or serves on the board of a number of renowned journals. He has co-authored four research monographs and over 550 peer-reviewed scientific papers on mechanics and micromechanics of deformation, damage, and fracture in advanced materials under various conditions.
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