Effects of meso-scale structure and interactions on macro-scale mechanical properties in polymeric materials

A. Shinozaki, M. Omiya, H. Inoue, K. Kishimoto

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The mechanical properties of polymers are strongly influenced by meso-scale structure such as entanglement, orientation, folded chain, etc. However, the relationship between the meso-scale structure and macro-scale mechanical properties of polymers has not been clarified. In this paper, network models of polymer chains are introduced to simulate the meso-scale interactions. From the FEM analysis of this model, the effects of interactions on macro-scale mechanical properties are investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)747-752
Number of pages6
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Issue numberI
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul 27
EventAdvances in Fracture and Failure Prevention: Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Fracture and Strength of Solids (FEOFS2003): Second International Conference on Physics and Chemistry of Fracture and Failure Prevention (2nd ICPCF) - Sendai, Japan
Duration: 2003 Oct 202003 Oct 22



  • Mechanical Property
  • Meso-scale
  • Network model
  • Orientation
  • Polymer
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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