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 twist nematic texture, we obtain 2D and 1D models for wide and narrow ribbons exhibiting spontaneous flexure and torsion. We also discuss some variants to the case of twist nematic texture, which lead to 2D models with different target curvature tensors. In particular, we analyse cases where the nematic texture leads to zero or positive Gaussian target curvature, and the case of bilayers.
|Titolo:||Dimension reduction via Gamma-convergence for soft active materials|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 Articolo in Rivista|