Cyclic viscoplasticity of semicrystalline polymers with finite strains: Observations and constitutive modeling

A. D. Drozdov, N. Dusunceli, R. Klitkou, J. Dec Christiansen

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Abstract

Observations are reported on low density polyethylene and isotactic polypropylene in uniaxial tensile cyclic tests (oscillations between maximum elongation ratios kmax and the zero minimum stress σmin with kmax increasing monotonically with number of cycles). Constitutive equations are developed in cyclic viscoplasticity of semicrystalline polymers with finite strains. Adjustable parameters in the stress-strain relations are found by fitting the experimental data. Ability of the model to describe the characteristic features of the mechanical behavior and to predict the viscoplastic response in cyclic tests is confirmed by comparison of the results of numerical simulation with observations in additional tests.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1250037
JournalInternational Journal of Computational Materials Science and Engineering
Volume1
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Isotactic polypropylene
  • constitutive modeling
  • cyclic viscoplasticity
  • finite deformations
  • low density polyethylene

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