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Experimental study and numerical modelling of VHB 4910 polymer

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Author(s): Mokarram H, Steinmann P, Vu DK
Publisher: Elsevier
Publication year: 2012
Volume: 59
Pages range: 65-74
ISSN: 0927-0256


VHB 4910 is an important polymeric material that has potential use as electro-active polymer in producing actuators. Such polymer, a member of the acrylic polymer group, is a very soft viscoelastic material. In this contribution, a comprehensive mechanical characterization of this important viscoelastic material has been carried out using different standard experiments such as single-step relaxation tests, multi-step relaxation tests and loading-unloading cyclic tests. In modelling the mechanical behaviour, a modified version of the micro-mechanically motivated Bergström-Boyce viscoelastic model has been used along with a finite linear evolution law. The model validation shows its excellent capability to predict the experimental results. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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APA: Mokarram, H., Steinmann, P., & Vu, D.K. (2012). Experimental study and numerical modelling of VHB 4910 polymer. Computational Materials Science, 59, 65-74.

MLA: Mokarram, Hossain, Paul Steinmann, and Duc Khoi Vu. "Experimental study and numerical modelling of VHB 4910 polymer." Computational Materials Science 59 (2012): 65-74.

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