Understanding Hygromechanically-Coupled Behavior, Using Atomistic Simulations of Biopolymeric Nano-Composite Material

Dominique Derome, Chi Zhang, Mingyang Chen, Karol Kulasinski, Sinan Keten, Jan Carmeliet

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Abstract

This work aims to understand the hygromechanical coupled behavior of the wood cell wall S2 layer, a nanoporous composite material, as displayed by the co-occurrence of swelling and adsorption. We use an upscaling from molecular dynamics simulations (MD) at the atomistic scale to a poroelastic model, which is implemented in finite-element modeling (FEM) at the cell wall scale. We study this coupling in detail, document its co-occurrence and propose the vocable "perfect hygromechanical coupling", as applicable to such systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPoromechanics 2017 - Proceedings of the 6th Biot Conference on Poromechanics
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages435-440
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780784480779
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Event6th Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Poromechanics 2017 - Paris, France
Duration: Jul 9 2017Jul 13 2017

Other

Other6th Biot Conference on Poromechanics, Poromechanics 2017
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period7/9/177/13/17

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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