Publications

  • Published and Submitted
  1. N. P. Bende, T. Yu, N. A. Corbin, M. A. Dias, C. D. Santangelo, J. A. Hanna, R. C. Hayward, “Overcurvature induced multistability of linked conical frusta: How a `bendy straw’ holds its shape”, Soft Matter, 14, 8636-8642 (2018).
    Arxiv
  2. Y. Yang, M. A. Dias, and D. P. Holmes, “Multistable Kirigami for Tunable Architected Materials”, Phys. Rev. Materials 2, 110601(R) (2018).
    Arxiv
  3. D. J. Rayneau-Kirkhope and M. A. Dias, “Built on instability”, On your wavelength, Physics blog from Nature Journals (2018). Webpage
  4. D. J. Rayneau-Kirkhope, C. Zhang, L. Theran, and M. A. Dias, “Analytic analysis of auxetic metamaterials through analogy with rigid link systems”, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 474, 2210 (2018).
    Arxiv and Journal
  5. M. A. Dias, M. P. McCarron, D. J. Rayneau-Kirkhope, P. Z. Hanakata, D. K. Campbell, H. S. Park, and D. P. Holmes, “Kirigami Actuators”, Soft Matter, 13 (48), 9087-9092 (2017).
    Arxiv and Journal
  6. M. Venkadesan, M. A. Dias, D. K. Singh, M. M. Bandi, and S. Mandre, “Stiffness of the human foot and evolution of the transverse arch”, Submitted (2017).
    Arxiv
  7. D. J. Rayneau-Kirkhope and M. A. Dias, “Embracing Failure”, Physics World, 30, No 8, 25 (2017). Journal
  8. E. Hoggan, W. Bock, and M. A. Dias, “FLAIR: The Flexible Air-Based Touch Sensor”, Submitted (2016).
  9. D. J. Rayneau-Kirkhope and M. A. Dias, “Recipes for selecting failure modes in 2-d lattices”,  Extreme Mechanics Letters 9, 11-20 (2016).
    Arxiv and Journal
  10. E. Aurell, S. Bo, M. A. Dias, R. Eichhorn, and R. Marino, “Diffusion of a Brownian ellipsoid in a force field ”, Europhysics Letters, 114, 30005 (2016).
    Arxiv and Journal
  11. M. Krieger, M. A. Dias, and T. R. Powers, “Minimal model for transient swimming in a liquid crystal”, The European Physical Journal E 38, 8, 94 (2015).
    Arxiv and Journal
  12. M. A. Dias and B. Audoly, “Wunderlich, meet Kirchhoff”: A general and unified description of elastic ribbons and thin rods”, Journal of Elasticity 119, 1, pp 49-66  (2015). Also in Book Chapter: Roger Fosdick and Eliot Fried (editors), The Mechanics of Ribbons and Möbius Bands, chapter 7, pages 49-66. Springer Netherlands (2016).
    Arxiv, Journal, and Book chapter
  13. M. A. Dias and B. Audoly, “A non-linear rod model for folded elastic strips”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 62, 57 (2014).
    Arxiv and Journal
  14. M. A. Dias and T. R. Powers, “Swimming near Deformable Membranes at Low Reynolds Number”, Physics of Fluids 25, 101901 (2013).
    Arxiv and Journal
  15. M. A. Dias and C. D. Santangelo, “The shape and mechanics of curved-fold origami structures”, Europhysics Letters 100, 54005 (2012).
    Arxiv and Journal
  16. M. A. Dias, L. H. Dudte, L. Mahadevan, and C. D. Santangelo, “Geometric Mechanics of Curved Fold Origami”, Physical Review Letters 109, 114301 (2012).
    Arxiv and Journal
  17. M. A. Dias, “Swelling and Folding as Mechanisms of 3D Shape Formation in Thin Elastic Sheets”, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Doctoral dissertation (2012).
    Scholarworks @ UMass.
  18. M. A. Dias, J. A. Hanna, and C. D. Santangelo, “Programmed buckling by controlled lateral swelling in a thin elastic sheet”, Physical Review E 80, 036603 (2011).
    Arxiv and Journal
  • In preparation
  1. M. Krieger, M. A. Dias, and , T. R. Powers, “Wrinkling instability in thin nematic elastomer sheet” (2017).
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