Simulation of mechanical response in polymer crystallization

Mehrdad Negahban, Alan S. Wineman, Ruo Juan Ma

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The problem of following the mechanical response of a polymer during crystallization is studied using a theory developed by Negahban and Wineman [1]. Elastic modulus, shear modulus, and Poisson's ratio are defined in the context of polymer crystallization. For unconstrained crystallization and crystallization under constant uniaxial stretching, the values of elastic modulus, shear modulus, poisons ratio, and residual stretch are evaluated. The proposed model is fit to data available for natural rubber and the predictions of the model are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-113
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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