We propose a general multiscale approach for the mechanical behavior of three-dimensional networks of macromolecules undergoing strain-induced unfolding. Starting from a (statistically based) energetic analysis of the macromolecule unfolding strategy, we obtain a three-dimensional continuum model with variable natural configuration and an energy function analytically deduced from the microscale material parameters. The comparison with the experiments shows the ability of the model to describe the complex behavior, with residual stretches and unfolding effects, observed in different biological materials.
|Titolo:||Multiscale mechanics of macromolecular materials with unfolding domains|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.jmps.2015.02.002|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|