Effect of Stress-Induced Damage Evolution on Long-Term Creep Behavior of Nonlinear Viscoelastic Polymer


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The mechanical behaviors were investigated by nonlinear creep tests of poly(methyl methacrylate) under different temperatures. The test duration was 4000 seconds. The corresponding temperature shift factors, stress shift factors and temperature-stress shift factors were obtained according to time-temperature superposition principle, the time-stress superposition principle and the time-temperature-stress superposition principle (TTSSP). The master creep compliance curve up to about 1-month at a reference temperature 22 degrees centigrade and a reference stress 14 MPa was constructed, and the effect of stress-induced damage evolution on the long-term creep behavior of polymeric material was accounted. It was shown that TTSSP provides an effective accelerated test technique in the laboratory, the results obtained from a short-term creep test of poly(methyl methacrylate) specimen at high temperature and stress level can be used to construct the master creep compliance curve for prediction of the long-term mechanical properties at relatively lower temperature and stress level, and the master creep compliance curve with damage considered can be applied to accurately characterize the long-term creep behavior of nonlinear viscoelastic polymer.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 324-325)

Edited by:

M.H. Aliabadi, Qingfen Li, Li Li and F.-G. Buchholz




R. G. Zhao et al., "Effect of Stress-Induced Damage Evolution on Long-Term Creep Behavior of Nonlinear Viscoelastic Polymer", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 324-325, pp. 731-734, 2006

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November 2006




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