Affordable Access

Access to the full text

A Network Decomposition Model for Rubber-Like Materials Considering Topological Constraints

Authors
  • Fu, Bin1
  • Yang, Xiaoxiang2
  • Li, Qing3
  • 1 Shaoxing University, College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Shaoxing, 312099, China , Shaoxing (China)
  • 2 Fuzhou University, College of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Fuzhou, 350108, China , Fuzhou (China)
  • 3 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, College of Mechanical and Electronic Engineering, Fuzhou, 350108, China , Fuzhou (China)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Publication Date
Nov 15, 2018
Volume
31
Issue
6
Pages
785–793
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s10338-018-0068-9
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
License
Yellow

Abstract

A molecular network constitutive model is proposed in this study. Based on the concept of molecular network decomposition, the molecular network was decomposed into a James–Guth 3-chain network model and an Arruda–Boyce 8-chain network model. Considering that the single molecular chain of rubber is constrained by the surrounding molecular networks, the 3-chain model and the 8-chain model were consequently modified using the tube theory. The proposed model contains four material parameters that were determined by fitting the uniaxial tensile test data from rubber-like materials, and the values of these parameters were utilized to determine the pure shear and the biaxial extension. The proposed model agrees well with the experimental data and can predict the test results of experiments performed under the conditions of pure shear and equi-biaxial deformation with acceptable accuracy.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times