Molecular chain plasticity model like crystal plasticity theory using probabilistic response law of inelasticity based on change of local free volume for glassy polymer

Hironori Nada, Kazuyuki Shizawa

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Abstract

Polymers have desirable mechanical properties and have been widely used as structural materials instead of metals under severe mechanical conditions. The molecular chain network model based on J2-flow theory and Argon's hardening law cannot directly express a deformation-induced orientation of molecular chains, a propagation of high strain rate shear band and a nonlinear viscoelastic response before the initial yielding that is an inelastic behavior peculiar to polymer. In this paper, a new concept of "molecular chain slip system" is analogically proposed on the basis of crystal plasticity theory for metals. A molecular chain plasticity model that can reproduce the large deformation behaviors of glassy polymer mentioned above is developed by allowing an independent rotation of a slip system differently than the usual crystal plasticity framework. Moreover, the inelastic response law based on a probabilistic theory considering change of local free volume is adopted as a hardening law so as to express the nonlinear viscoelastic response.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-104
Number of pages8
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, A Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part A
Volume74
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jan

Keywords

  • Constitutive equation
  • Crystal plasticity
  • Finite deformation theory
  • Inelasticity
  • Local free volume
  • Molecular chain
  • Polymer
  • Viscoelasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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