Developed a spectrum of mechanically-based models (constrained hybrid model and a composite model) which can be applied to the study of deformation and texture evolution in semi-crystalline polymers. They applied these models to predict the behavior and texture at large deformations, and compared their predictions to experimental data. The agreement with the experiments is satisfactory. Results from an idealized 100% crystalline model showed a similar texture evolution, but equivalent sharpness textures were obtained at considerably smaller tensile strains. This indicates that a primary role of the amorphous material is to provide additional straining without substantial effect on crystallographic texture.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 1989|
|Event||Papers Presented at the Miami Beach, FL Meeting: Polymer Preprints - Miami Beach, FL, USA|
Duration: 10 Sep 1989 → 15 Sep 1989
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Polymers and Plastics