Mechanics of rubberlike solids

Ogden, R.W. (2005) Mechanics of rubberlike solids. In: Gutkowski, W. and Kowalewski, T.A. (eds.) Mechanics of the 21st Century: Proceedings of the 21st International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Warsaw, Poland, 15-21 August 2004. Springer: Dordrecht, pp. 263-274. ISBN 9781402034565 (doi: 10.1007/1-4020-3559-4_17)

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In this paper we discuss: (i) the large deformation stress-strain response of rubberlike solids based on experimental observations, including both elastic and inelastic behaviour of particle-filled and unfilled rubber, (ii) the mathematical modelling of this behaviour through its phenomenological treatment using elasticity theory and extensions of the theory to account for inelastic responses such as the Mullins effect, stress softening and hysteretic stress-strain cycling, (iii) an introduction to the analysis of the coupling of mechanical and magnetic effects in so-called magneto-sensitive elastomers, which are being used as 'active' components in various applications where the mechanical properties of the material are changed rapidly when a suitable magnetic field is applied.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ogden, Professor Raymond
Authors: Ogden, R.W.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Mathematics
Journal Name:Mechanics of the 21st Century

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