Finite strain 3D thermoviscoelastic constitutive model for shape memory polymers

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A 3D thermoviscoelastic model is proposed to represent the thermomechanical behavior of shape memory polymers. The model is based on a physical understanding of the material behavior and a mechanical interpretation of the stress-strain-temperature changes observed during thermomechanical loading. The model is thermodynamically motivated and Is formulated in a finite strain framework in order to account for large strain deformations. Model predictions capture critical features of shape memory polymer deformation and, in some cases, provide very favorable comparisons with experimental results. © 2006 Society of Plastics Engineers.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Diani, J; Liu, Y; Gall, K

Published Date

  • April 1, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 486 - 492

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1548-2634

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0032-3888

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/pen.20497

Citation Source

  • Scopus