Paper Title:
Numerical Simulation of the Effects of Cell Size on the Mechanical Property of Microcellular Polypropylene
  Abstract

The tensile model of foams is built using UG software and the tensile deformation processes of microcellular polypropylene foams with different cell sizes are simulated using finite element method (FEM). The effect of cell size on mechanical property is evaluated based on the microstructure of the foams. The cells with small and uniform size are in a state of plane stress, which improved effectively mechanical property of the foams. Whereas the cells with large and nonuniform size are in a state of plane strain, which leads to low mechanical property. The simulation results coincide well with experimental results.

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Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 189-193)
Edited by
Zhengyi Jiang, Shanqing Li, Jianmin Zeng, Xiaoping Liao and Daoguo Yang
Pages
57-61
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.189-193.57
Citation
W. Gong, C. Zhang, J. Yu, Y. He, L. He, "Numerical Simulation of the Effects of Cell Size on the Mechanical Property of Microcellular Polypropylene", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 189-193, pp. 57-61, 2011
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February 2011
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