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This work provides a guideline for gecko inspired dry adhesive design and simulation. Mechanical property testing for several polymers commonly used in gecko adhesives (Kraton G1657 thermoplastic elastomer, ST-1060, and ST-1087 polyurethane elastomers) allowed hyperelastic and viscoelastic...
“High-float” (HF) emulsions are dispersions of micron-sized bitumen droplets in water, with a special type of anionic surfactant functioning as stabilizer. By allowing the water to evaporate from an HF emulsion, what remains is called a “high-float emulsion residue.” Although indistinguishable in...
Modeling the Viscoelastic Material Behavior of the Midpalatal Suture in Finite Element Simulations for the Purpose of Better Understanding the Role of Soft Tissue Sutures in Orthodontic Maxillary Expansion ProceduresDownload
Finite element analysis can help increase understanding of how the material behavior of the midpalatal suture affects maxillary expansion in adolescents with unfused sutures. Mathematical material models describing the non linear viscoelastic behavior of the midpalatal suture were previously...
The focus of this thesis is on electro-osmotically pumped flow of viscoelastic fluids through microchannels. Fluid transport in microscaled structures is typically laminar due to the low Reynolds numbers involved. However, it is known that viscoelastic polymeric liquids can display striking...