EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 249, 2021Powders & Grains 2021 – 9th International Conference on Micromechanics on Granular Media
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||07 June 2021|
Swelling of a granular hydrogel medium under confinement: individual and collective dynamic
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ingeniería, Grupo de Medios Porosos, C1063ACV, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2 Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Rutgers University, NJ 08854, New Jersey, EEUU
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 7 June 2021
The growth dynamics of polyacrylamide hydrogel beads due to liquid absorption under geometric confinement is studied. First, the behavior of individual hydrogel beads is investigated and, subsequently, the growth dynamics is analyzed in the presence of several interacting beads of the same material. In both, individual and collective studies, the magnitude of the geometric confinement is varied, in order to investigate the effect that the stress applied on the particles has on their hydration kinetics.
A video is available at https://doi.org/10.48448/dfgf-p787
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