Degree of Cure-Dependent Modelling for Polymer Curing Processes at Small Strains

Hossain, M., Saxena, P. and Steinmann, P. (2013) Degree of Cure-Dependent Modelling for Polymer Curing Processes at Small Strains. 84th Annual Meeting of the Gesellschaft für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik, Novi Sad, Serbia, 18-22 Mar 2013. pp. 217-218. (doi:10.1002/pamm.201310104)

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In this paper, a thermodynamically consistent small strain constitutive model is formulated that is directly based on the degree of cure, a key parameter in the curing (reaction) kinetics. The new formulation is also in line with the earlier proposed hypoelastic approach, cf. Hossain et al., 2010. The curing process of polymers is a complex phenomenon involving a series of chemical reactions which transform a viscoelastic fluid into a viscoelastic solid during which the temperature, the chemistry and the mechanics are coupled. Some representative numerical examples conclude the paper and show the capability of the newly proposed constitutive formulation to capture major phenomena observed during the curing processes of polymers.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Additional Information:Abstract published in Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics 13(1): 217-218.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Saxena, Dr Prashant and Steinmann, Professor Paul
Authors: Hossain, M., Saxena, P., and Steinmann, P.
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment
Published Online:29 November 2013

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