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A constitutive theory for shape memory polymers: coupling of small and large deformation
Author(s): Qiao Tan; Liwu Liu; Yanju Liu; Jinsong Leng; Xiangqiao Yan; Haifang Wang
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Paper Abstract

At high temperatures, SMPs share attributes like rubber and exhibit long-range reversibility. In contrast, at low temperatures they become very rigid and are susceptible to plastic, only small strains are allowable. But there relatively little literature has considered the unique small stain (rubber phase) and large stain (glass phase) coupling in SMPs when developing the constitutive modeling. In this work, we present a 3D constitutive model for shape memory polymers in both low temperature small strain regime and high temperature large strain regime. The theory is based on the work of Liu et al. [15]. Four steps of SMP’s thermomechanical loadings cycle are considered in the constitutive model completely. The linear elastic and hyperelastic effects of SMP in different temperatures are also fully accounted for in the proposed model by adopt the neo-Hookean model and the Generalized Hooke’s laws.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 April 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8689, Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2013, 86890M (3 April 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2009671
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Qiao Tan, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Liwu Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Yanju Liu, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Jinsong Leng, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Xiangqiao Yan, Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
Haifang Wang, Harbin FRP Institute (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8689:
Behavior and Mechanics of Multifunctional Materials and Composites 2013
Nakhiah C. Goulbourne; Hani E. Naguib, Editor(s)

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