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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Xiantao Li, Stephanie Zerby, Chun Liu, Fei Wang.

Title:Energy formulations of continuum magneto-electro-elastics with applications
Seminar:Computational and Applied Mathematics Colloquium
Speaker:Liping Liu, Rutgers
We present an energy formulation of continuum electro-elastic and magneto-electro-elastic materials. Based on the principle of minimum free energy, we propose a form of total free energy of the system in three dimensions, and then systematically derive the theories for a hierarchy of materials including dielectric elastomers, piezoelectric ceramics, ferroelectrics, flexoelectric materials, magnetic elastomers, magneto-electric materials, piezo-electric-magnetic materials among others. The effects of mechanical, electrical and magnetic boundary devices, external charges, polarizations and magnetization are taken into account in formulating the free energy. The linear and nonlinear boundary value problems governing these materials are explicitly derived as the Euler-Lagrange equations of the principle of minimum free energy. Finally, we illustrate the applications of the formulations by presenting solutions to a few simple problems and give an outlook of potential applications.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:04 / 25 / 2016
Time:02:30pm - 03:30pm