Study on Thermo-Mechanical Behaviors of Shape Memory Polymer
Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) tests are conducted on styrene-based shape memory polymer(SMP) to investigate its glass transition behaviors. The tensile tests at various temperatures are operated to detect the stress-strain relationship of styrene-based SMP. The material elastic moduli and yielding limits at 25oC, 30oC, 40oC, and 50oC are determined according to the results of tensile test. A new material parameter function is supposed to express the glass transition behavior of styrene-based SMP. The shape memory thermo-mechanical cycle of styrene-based SMP is numerically simulated by Tobushi’s constitutive equation coupled with the new material parameter function. Numerical results show the new material parameter function can express the thermo-mechanical properties of styrene-based SMP effectively.
Daizhong Su, Qingbin Zhang and Shifan Zhu
B. Zhou et al., "Study on Thermo-Mechanical Behaviors of Shape Memory Polymer", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 419-420, pp. 497-500, 2010