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Issue 6, 2012

Peristaltic patterns for swelling and shrinking of soft cylindrical gels

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Abstract

We propose a variational method for determining the surface patterns of cylindrical gels for both swelling and shrinking. Exact solutions are calculated for the initial stages of such peristaltic instabilities. The morphology and the formation mechanisms depend on a competition between bulk elastic energy and surface tension.

Graphical abstract: Peristaltic patterns for swelling and shrinking of soft cylindrical gels

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Submitted
28 Sep 2011
Accepted
14 Dec 2011
First published
10 Jan 2012

Soft Matter, 2012,8, 1760-1763
Article type
Communication

Peristaltic patterns for swelling and shrinking of soft cylindrical gels

P. Ciarletta and M. Ben Amar, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 1760 DOI: 10.1039/C2SM06851F

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