Youzhi Liang

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An explicit finite element scheme is developed for biological muscular hydrostats such as squid tentacles, octopus arms and elephant trunks. The scheme is implemented by embedding muscle fibers in finite elements. In any given element, the fiber orientation can be assigned arbitrarily and multiple muscle directions can be simulated. The mechanical stress in(More)
Micropumps have rapidly expanded microhydraulic systems into a wider range of applications, such as drug delivery, chemical analysis and biological sensing. Empirical research has shown that micropumps suffer most from their extremely low efficiency. To improve the efficiency of micropumps, we propose to employ electrorheological (ER) and magnetorheological(More)
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