Stability analysis of flows of liquid crystal polymers exhibiting a banding structure

I - Continuum Mechanics a - Liquid crystals
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 344)


A prototype model to describe flows of liquid crystal polymers is analyzed. Under appropriate hypotheses on the constitutive functions, we show existence of steady-state solutions presenting a banding structure parallel to the shear direction, in shear flow geometry. A stability analysis of such solutions is carried out.


Liquid Crystal Shear Flow Stress Coefficient Liquid Crystal Polymer Constitutive Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsGeorge Mason UniversityFairfax

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