Modeling the mechanical response of a material undergoing continuous isothermal crystallization

Mehrdad Negahban, Alan S. Wineman

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The gradual transition seen in polymer crystallization is modeled. A constitutive equation is developed to follow the mechanical behavior of a crystallizing polymer before, during, and after the completion of crystallization. The post-crystallization response of the material is studied and shown to be "elastic". The symmetries of the post-crystallization response are defined and calculated for crystallization under several deformation histories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)953-962
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Science
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1992


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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