The mechanical response under large deformation at room temperature of amorphous polyaniline (PANI) is simulated using an elastic-viscoplastic model for large strain of glassy polymers. The evolution of optical anisotropy under deformation is also simulated by coupling the mechanical anisotropy due to molecular alignment to the optical properties. Several homogeneous deformation tests such as tension, compression and shear are considered. For the evolution of the mechanical anisotropy and the associated optical anisotropy, we compare the results from three network models. Our predicted results are compared to experimental observations and good agreement is found.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Polymer Engineering and Science|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemical Engineering(all)
- Materials Chemistry
- Polymers and Plastics