Three-dimensional constitutive model for shape memory polymers using multiplicative decomposition of the deformation gradient and shape memory strains

Park, H., Harrison, P., Guo, Z., Lee, M.-G. and Yu, W.-R. (2016) Three-dimensional constitutive model for shape memory polymers using multiplicative decomposition of the deformation gradient and shape memory strains. Mechanics of Materials, 93, pp. 43-62. (doi:10.1016/j.mechmat.2015.10.014)

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Abstract

Using a two-phase (rubbery and glassy) phenomenological model and shape memory strains, a three-dimensional constitutive model for shape memory polymers (SMPs) was developed that can simulate multi-axial and large deformation behavior (up to 200% of strain) of SMPs. To derive a constitutive equation, the total deformation gradient was multiplicatively decomposed into hyperelastic, viscoelastic, viscoplastic, and shape memory strains using Helmholtz free energy and the Clausius-Duhem inequality. The shape memory strain was determined from the total deformation by assuming proportionality to the total deformation. The developed constitutive model was validated by simulating the shape memory behavior of SMPs using a finite element method and comparing the simulation results with experiments. Finally, the capabilities of the constitutive equation were demonstrated by simulating constrained shape recovery behavior of SMPs.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Harrison, Dr Philip
Authors: Park, H., Harrison, P., Guo, Z., Lee, M.-G., and Yu, W.-R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Mechanics of Materials
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0167-6636
ISSN (Online):1872-7743
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in Mechanics of Materials 93:43-62
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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