Modeling and simulation of thermally actuated bilayer plates
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© 2017 Elsevier Inc. We present a mathematical model of polymer bilayers that undergo large bending deformations when actuated by non-mechanical stimuli such as thermal effects. The simple model captures a large class of nonlinear bending effects and can be discretized with standard plate elements. We devise a fully practical iterative scheme and apply it to the simulation of folding of several practically useful compliant structures comprising of thin elastic layers.
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Bartels, S., Bonito, A., Muliana, A. H., & Nochetto, R. H.