Calculus of Variations and Geometric Measure Theory

J. Casado-Diaz - G. A. Francfort - O. Lopez-Pamies - M. G. Mora

Liquid Filled Elastomers: From Linearization to Elastic Enhancement

created by mora on 07 Sep 2023


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Inserted: 7 sep 2023
Last Updated: 7 sep 2023

Year: 2023


Surface tension at cavity walls can play havoc with the mechanical properties of perforated soft solids when the cavities are filled with a fluid. This study is an investigation of the macroscopic elastic properties of elastomers embedding spherical cavities filled with a pressurized liquid in the presence of surface tension, starting with the linearization of the fully nonlinear model and ending with the enhancement properties of the linearized model when many such liquid filled cavities are present.