Mullins' effect in thermoplastic elastomers: Experiments and modeling

A. D. Drozdov

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Observations are reported on carbon black-reinforced thermoplastic elastomer in uniaxial cyclic tensile tests with various maximum strains at room temperature. A constitutive model is derived for a polymer composite that accounts for its viscoplastic response and damage. Adjustable parameters in the stress-strain relations are found by fitting the experimental data. It is shown that the model correctly reproduce characteristic features of the Mullins effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-443
Number of pages7
JournalMechanics Research Communications
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Damage
  • Mullins' effect
  • Thermoplastic elastomer
  • Viscoplasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science (all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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