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Electromechanical creep of PVDF
Author(s): S. Sathiyanarayanan; Srinivasan M. Sivakumar; C. Lakshmana Rao; V. N. Shankar
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Paper Abstract

This paper deals with the rate and time dependent electrical and mechanical properties of Biaxially stretched Form I PVDF and modeling those properties. Experiments have been done to characterize the rate and time dependent mechanical behavior of PVDF and the rate dependent electrical properties of PVDF. The rate dependent mechanical property of PVDF has been modeled through a Kelvin solid with fractional dashpot and nonlinear spring assuming incompressibility. It is shown in this paper using the model, that the viscoelastic behavior of PVDF is similar to that of a Non-Newtonian fluid. The model predicts the response of PVDF properly within the range or 12% strain. The time dependent behavior of PVDF is modeled through a power law model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5062, Smart Materials, Structures, and Systems, (14 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.514842
Show Author Affiliations
S. Sathiyanarayanan, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (India)
Srinivasan M. Sivakumar, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (India)
C. Lakshmana Rao, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (India)
V. N. Shankar, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5062:
Smart Materials, Structures, and Systems

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