Non-isothermal behavior of polymers. 2. Numerical simulation

A. D. Drozdov

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A constitute model for the viscoelastic behavior of polymers under non-isothermal loading has been derived in the first part of this work. This model is now applied to evaluate residual stresses built-up in a thick-walled cylindrical shell. This problem is of essential interest for predicting strength of composite pressure vessels. Based on constitutive equations of a standard thermoviscoelastic solid, we calculate stresses in a thick-walled polymeric shell wound around a metal mandrel and cooled in a heated chamber. The effect of material and structural parameters on residual stresses is analyzed numerically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)973-991
Number of pages19
JournalEuropean Journal of Mechanics, A/Solids
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy (all)


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