Modeling of strain rates and temperature effects on the yield behavior of amorphous polymers

J. Richeton, S. Ahzi, L. Daridon, Y. Rémond

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Three molecular theories are used to predict the yield behavior of amorphous polymers for a wide range of temperatures and strain rates. These include the state transition theory of Ree-Eyring, the conformational change theory of Robertson and the disclinations theory of Argon. For each of these models, the yield stress behavior of polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) is described over a wide range of strain rates and temperatures. According to experimental values for polycarbonate (PC), the Ree-Eyring model seems to be the suitable theory at high strain rates for the prediction of the yield stress of amorphous polymers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
JournalJournal De Physique. IV : JP
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003
EventEurodymat 2003: 7th International Conference on Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Materials under Dynamic Loading - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 8 Sep 200312 Sep 2003


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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