Mechano-electrochemical responses of hydrogels immersed in multi-ionic solutions

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review

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Author(s)

  • Zhijiang He
  • Mingwan Lu
  • A. F T Mak
  • Shan Sun
  • Y. C. Hon

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)230-233
Journal / PublicationQinghua Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Tsinghua University
Volume43
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2003

Abstract

A new method was developed to analyze the mechano-electrochemical response of hydrogel, an intelligent material. The basic equations of multi-phase mixture theory were split into two simply coupled problems - an electrochemical equilibrium problem and a biphase flow problem. Numerical results for steady permeation with a given hydraulic pressure in biological soft tissues was used to evaluate the accuracy of the multi-phase mixture theory to predict the mechano-electrochemical coupled response of hydrogels. The results show that the multi-phase mixture theory can effectively predict the responses of biological soft tissues and hydrogels.

Research Area(s)

  • Hydrogel, Intelligent materials, Mechano-electrochemical coupled response, Multi-phase mixture

Citation Format(s)

Mechano-electrochemical responses of hydrogels immersed in multi-ionic solutions. / He, Zhijiang; Lu, Mingwan; Mak, A. F T; Sun, Shan; Hon, Y. C.

In: Qinghua Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Tsinghua University, Vol. 43, No. 2, 02.2003, p. 230-233.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review