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Smart Hydrogel Modelling

Authors: Li, Hua

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  • Smart hydrogels are important new materials used in high tech and medicinal applications
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The science of mathematical modelling and numerical simulation is generally accepted as the third mode of scienti?c discovery (with the other two modes being experiment and analysis), making this ?eld an integral component of c- ting edge scienti?c and industrial research in most domains. This is especially so in advanced biomaterials such as polymeric hydrogels responsive to biostimuli for a wide range of potential BioMEMS applications, where multiphysics and mul- phase are common requirements. These environmental stimuli-responsive hydrogels are often known as smart hydrogels. In the published studies on the smart or stimu- responsive hydrogels, the literature search clearly indicates that the vast majority are experimental based. In particular, although there are a few published books on the smart hydrogels, none is involved in the modelling of smart hydrogels. For the few published journal papers that conducted mathematical modelling and numerical simulation, results were far from satisfactory, and showed signi?cant d- crepancies when compared with existing experimental data. This has resulted in ad hoc studies of these hydrogel materials mainly conducted by trial and error. This is a very time-consuming and inef?cient process, and certain aspects of fun- mental knowledge are often missed or overlooked, resulting in off-tangent research directions.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-55

    Li, Prof. Hua

  • Multi-Effect-Coupling pH-Stimulus (MECpH) Model for pH-Sensitive Hydrogel

    Pages 57-114

    Li, Prof. Hua

  • Multi-Effect-Coupling Electric-Stimulus (MECe) Model for Electric-Sensitive Hydrogel

    Pages 115-172

    Li, Prof. Hua

  • Multi-Effect-Coupling pH-Electric-Stimuli (MECpHe) Model for Smart Hydrogel Responsive to pH-Electric Coupled Stimuli

    Pages 173-218

    Li, Prof. Hua

  • Multi-Effect-Coupling Thermal-Stimulus (MECtherm) Model for Temperature-Sensitive Hydrogel

    Pages 219-293

    Li, Prof. Hua

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Smart Hydrogel Modelling
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-02368-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-02368-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-02367-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42492-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 359
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