A model for the non-isothermal viscoelastic behavior of polymers

Aleksey D. Drozdov

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Abstract

A new constitutive model is derived for the viscoelastic behavior of polymers under non-isothermal loading. The model extends the Tobolsky concept of adaptive links (entanglements) between polymeric molecules to thermoviscoelastic media. Employing this model, we calculate residual stresses built up in an epoxy resin plate under cooling from the rubber-glass transition temperature, analyze the effect of material parameters on residual stresses, and compare results of numerical simulation with experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1983-1997
Number of pages15
JournalPolymer Engineering and Science
Volume37
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997

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