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Three-dimensional shear-driven dynamics of polydomain textures and disclination loops in liquid
 

Summary: Three-dimensional shear-driven dynamics of
polydomain textures and disclination loops in liquid
crystalline polymers
D. Harley Klein
and L. Gary Leal
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California
Santa Barbara, California 93106 USA
Carlos J. Garc´ia-Cervera and Hector D. Ceniceros
Department of Mathematics, University of California
Santa Barbara, California 93106 USA
submitted to the Journal of Rheology

Current address: Polymer IRC, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; electronic mail: lgl20@engineering.ucsb.edu
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Synopsis
We report the first numerical investigation of the coupling between flow and microstructure
evolution in a full three-dimensional simulation of a model nematic liquid crystalline polymer
(LCP), including both viscoelasticity and gradient elasticity, in a planar shear cell. We em-

  

Source: Akhmedov, Azer - Department of Mathematics, University of California at Santa Barbara

 

Collections: Mathematics