ТОМ 76,   №3

Weakly nonlinear viscoelastic nematodynamics

A weakly nonlinear viscoelastic theory is developed for nematic liquid crystalline (LC) polymers. A small transient elastic strain due to the change in length of macromolecular strands under stress and the director of unit length are employed in the theory as hidden variables. The theory allows describing anisotropic viscoelasticity and the evolution equation for the director in flows of relatively rigid LC polymers or in slow flows of LC polymers with flexible spacers. As shown, omitting the director gradient does not affect macroscopic predictions of the theory. In the infinitesimal case, the evolution equation for the director looks like the Ericksen equation, but with an additional relaxation term. Although the present theory is mostly applicable for thermotropic LC polymers it can also be used for concentrated lyotropic LC systems, as well as for analyzing flows of concentrated polymer suspensions and nano-composites filled with uniaxially symmetric particles.

Автор:  A. I. Leonov, V. S. Volkov
Стр:  24-30

A. I. Leonov, V. S. Volkov.  Weakly nonlinear viscoelastic nematodynamics // Инженерно-физический журнал. 2003. ТОМ 76, №3. С. 24-30.

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