Thermo-viscoplasticity of carbon black-reinforced thermoplastic elastomers

A. D. Drozdov, J. Christiansen

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Observations are reported on carbon black-filled thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) in uniaxial loading-unloading tensile tests with various strain rates (ranging from 7 × 10- 4 to 1 × 10- 1 s- 1) at temperatures in the interval from 25 to 90 °C. A constitutive model is derived for the viscoplastic response of a TPE composite at three-dimensional deformations with finite strains. The stress-strain relations involve six adjustable parameters that are found by fitting the experimental data. It is shown that the model correctly describes the observations, and its parameters are affected by temperature and strain rate in a physically plausible way.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2298-2308
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Solids and Structures
Issue number11-12
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Constitutive equations
  • Finite strains
  • Polymer composite
  • Thermoplastic elastomers
  • Viscoplasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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