Modelling the curing process in magneto-sensitive polymers: Rate-dependence and shrinkage

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Autor(en): Mokarram H, Steinmann P, Saxena P
Zeitschrift: International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics
Verlag: Elsevier
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2015
Band: 74
Seitenbereich: 108-121
ISSN: 0020-7462
Sprache: Englisch


Abstract


This paper deals with a phenomenologically motivated magneto-viscoelastic coupled finite strain framework for simulating the curing process of polymers under the application of a coupled magneto-mechanical load. Magneto-sensitive polymers are prepared by mixing micron-sized ferromagnetic particles in uncured polymers. Application of a magnetic field during the curing process causes the particles to align and form chain-like structures lending an overall anisotropy to the material. The polymer curing is a viscoelastic complex process where a transformation from fluid to solid occurs in the course of time. During curing, volume shrinkage also occurs due to the packing of polymer chains by chemical reactions. Such reactions impart a continuous change of magneto-mechanical properties that can be modelled by an appropriate constitutive relation where the temporal evolution of material parameters is considered. To model the shrinkage during curing, a magnetic-induction-dependent approach is proposed which is based on a multiplicative decomposition of the deformation gradient into a mechanical and a magnetic-induction-dependent volume shrinkage part. The proposed model obeys the relevant laws of thermodynamics. Numerical examples, based on a generalised Mooney–Rivlin energy function, are presented to demonstrate the model capacity in the case of a magneto-viscoelastically coupled load.


FAU-Autoren / FAU-Herausgeber

Mokarram, Hossain Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Technische Mechanik
Steinmann, Paul Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Technische Mechanik


Zitierweisen

APA:
Mokarram, H., Steinmann, P., & Saxena, P. (2015). Modelling the curing process in magneto-sensitive polymers: Rate-dependence and shrinkage. International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 74, 108-121. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2015.04.008

MLA:
Mokarram, Hossain, Paul Steinmann, and Prashant Saxena. "Modelling the curing process in magneto-sensitive polymers: Rate-dependence and shrinkage." International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics 74 (2015): 108-121.

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