On worm-like chain models within the three-dimensional continuum mechanics framework

Sgura, I., Saccomandi, G. and Ogden, R.W. (2006) On worm-like chain models within the three-dimensional continuum mechanics framework. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 462(2067), pp. 749-768. (doi:10.1098/rspa.2005.1592)

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Abstract

In this paper, we review critically some basic models derived from the statistics of long chain molecules and then discuss the status of such models within the three-dimensional nonlinear theory of elasticity. We draw attention to some deficiencies of certain wormlike chain (WLC) models when viewed within the three-dimensional continuum mechanics framework. Modifications of the WLC models motivated by such considerations and avoiding these deficiencies are then discussed and shown to correspond well with data generated by the exact WLC model.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ogden, Professor Raymond
Authors: Sgura, I., Saccomandi, G., and Ogden, R.W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Mathematics
Journal Name:Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
ISSN:1364-5021

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