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Catastrophic thinning of dielectric elastomers
(American Physical Society, 2017-02-15)
We provide an energetic insight into the catastrophic nature of thinning instability in soft electroactive elastomers. This phenomenon is a major obstacle to the development of giant actuators, yet it is neither completely ...
Methodical fitting for mathematical models of rubber-like materials
(The Royal Society Publishing, 2017-02-08)
A great variety of models can describe the nonlinear response of rubber to uniaxial tension. Yet an in-depth understanding of the successive stages of large extension is still lacking. We show that the response can be ...