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Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Liquid Crystal Elastomers

By Haoran Wang

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Utah State University

When subjected to external stimuli, like heat, electricity, and light, liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs) can show large deformations. Harnessing the power of CHPC, we simulated the phase transition and the resulting deformation of LCEs and developed new theories to describe the stimuli-responsive deformations. LCEs have potential applications in soft robotics and artificial muscles. Our research was highlighted on the journal cover of the September issue of Proceedings of the Royal Society A


System Status

General Environment

last update: 2023-02-06 02:43:03
General Nodes
system cores % util.
kingspeak 962/984 97.76%
notchpeak 3036/3148 96.44%
lonepeak 2024/2056 98.44%
Owner/Restricted Nodes
system cores % util.
ash 3152/3892 80.99%
notchpeak 9595/15188 63.17%
kingspeak 3804/5488 69.31%
lonepeak 260/416 62.5%

Protected Environment

last update: 2023-02-06 02:40:03
General Nodes
system cores % util.
redwood 0/620 0%
Owner/Restricted Nodes
system cores % util.
redwood 416/6108 6.81%

Cluster Utilization

Last Updated: 2/1/23