Modeling of the mechanical response and evolution of optical anisotropy in deformed polyaniline

A. Makradi, Said Ahzi, R. V. Gregory

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1716-1723
Number of pages8
JournalPolymer Engineering and Science
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2000
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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