Simulation of deformation and texture evolution in semi-crystalline polymers

S. Ahzi, D. Parks, A. Argon

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-56
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1989
EventPapers Presented at the Miami Beach, FL Meeting: Polymer Preprints - Miami Beach, FL, USA
Duration: 10 Sep 198915 Sep 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Polymers and Plastics

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