Accession Number : AD1032223

Title :   Tu(r)ning weakness to strength: Mechanomutable bioinspired materials

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Sep 2011,31 Aug 2016

Corporate Author : Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge United States

Personal Author(s) : Buehler,Markus

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Report Date : 03 Apr 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : They used a combination of multiscale modeling and experimental synthesis to understand the behavior of this heterologous-expressed protein from the nanoscale to the macroscale. They built a bottom-up molecular-based model, which includes electronic -based density functional theory calculations, atomistic simulation of the nanoscale properties with replica exchange molecular dynamics, and an elastic network model for describing the macroscale behavior at different pHs. This multiscale modeling supports the experimental synthesis of a photo-crosslinked Nvjp-1 hydrogel by proving both the nanoscale mechanisms and mechanical behavior predictions.

Descriptors :   additive manufacturing , composite materials , multiscale modeling , failure mode and effect analysis , chemical compounds , graphene , applied mechanics , advanced materials , nanotechnology , biomaterials , mechanical properties

Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE