Thermo-Mechanical Behavior of Epoxy Shape Memory Polymer
The viscoelastic behaviors of shape memory polymers have a significant influence on the function realization of this kind of smart materials. In this study, stress-strain hysteresis under uniaxial tension of epoxy shape memory polymers with varied curing agent contents and types were tested at different temperatures. The effects of the testing temperature, curing-agent type and content on the viscoelastic behaviors of the materials were discussed.
Y. Gu and S. X. Li, "Thermo-Mechanical Behavior of Epoxy Shape Memory Polymer", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 721, pp. 169-172, 2013