On rate-dependent dissipation effects in electro-elasticity

Saxena P, Vu DK, Steinmann P (2014)

Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2014


Publisher: Elsevier

Book Volume: 62

Pages Range: 1-11

DOI: 10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2014.02.002


This paper deals with the mathematical modelling of large strain electro-viscoelastic deformations in electro-active polymers. Energy dissipation is assumed to occur due to mechanical viscoelasticity of the polymer as well as due to time-dependent effective polarisation of the material. Additive decomposition of the electric field E=Ee+Ev and multiplicative decomposition of the deformation gradient F=Fe Fv are proposed to model the internal dissipation mechanisms. The theory is illustrated with some numerical examples in the end. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.

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Saxena, P., Vu, D.K., & Steinmann, P. (2014). On rate-dependent dissipation effects in electro-elasticity. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 62, 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2014.02.002


Saxena, Prashant, Duc Khoi Vu, and Paul Steinmann. "On rate-dependent dissipation effects in electro-elasticity." International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics 62 (2014): 1-11.

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