A theory of stress softening of elastomers based on finite chain extensibility

Horgan, C.O., Ogden, R.W. and Saccomandi, G. (2004) A theory of stress softening of elastomers based on finite chain extensibility. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 460(2046), pp. 1737-1754. (doi:10.1098/rspa.2003.1248)

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Abstract

In this paper we develop a theory to describe the Mullins effect in rubber-like solids, based on the notion of limiting chain extensibility associated with the Gent model of rubber elasticity. We relate the theory to the mechanisms of network alteration and to the pseudo-elasticity theory of the Mullins effect. The inherently anisotropic nature of the Mullins effect is also discussed.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ogden, Professor Raymond
Authors: Horgan, C.O., Ogden, R.W., and Saccomandi, G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Mathematics
Journal Name:Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
ISSN:1364-5021

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