Translator Disclaimer
22 January 2007 Numerical simulation of transient nonlinear behaviors of electric-sensitive hydrogel membrane under an external electric field
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
A multi-physics model is developed to predict the transient nonlinear behaviors of electric-stimulus- responsive hydrogels when the hydrogels are immersed into a bathing solution subject to an externally applied electric field. The presently developed model consists of the transient convection-diffusion equations for concentration distribution of diffusive ions, the Poisson equation for electric field and the mechanical equations for deformation. In consideration of the mathematical model involving chemo-electro-mechanics, a true meshfree, implicit numerical scheme is implemented for solution of the transient nonlinear partial differential governing equations. The transient responds including the hydrogel deformation, ionic concentrations and electric potentials interior and exterior the hydrogel are numerically investigated, in which the simulating results in good agreement with the experimental or published results validate the presently developed multi-field model.
© (2007) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Zhen Yuan, Lu Yin, and Huabei Jiang "Numerical simulation of transient nonlinear behaviors of electric-sensitive hydrogel membrane under an external electric field", Proc. SPIE 6465, Microfluidics, BioMEMS, and Medical Microsystems V, 64650W (22 January 2007); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.697085
PROCEEDINGS
7 PAGES


SHARE
Advertisement
Advertisement
Back to Top