The inelastic deformation behavior of PMR-15 neat resin, a high-temperature thermoset polymer, was investigated at . The experimental program was designed to explore the influence of strain rate on tensile loading, unloading, and strain recovery behaviors. In addition, the effect of the prior strain rate on the relaxation response of the material, as well as on the creep behavior following strain-controlled loading were examined. Positive, nonlinear strain rate sensitivity is observed in monotonic loading. The material exhibits nonlinear, “curved” stress-strain behavior during unloading at all strain rates. The recovery of strain at zero stress is strongly influenced by the prior strain rate. The prior strain rate also has a profound effect on relaxation behavior. Likewise, creep response is significantly influenced by the prior strain rate. The experimental data are modeled with the viscoplasticity theory based on overstress (VBO). The comparison with experimental data demonstrates that the VBO successfully predicts the inelastic deformation behavior of the PMR-15 polymer under various test histories at .
The Rate (Time)-Dependent Mechanical Behavior of the PMR-15 Thermoset Polymer at : Experiments and Modeling
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Ruggles-Wrenn, M. B., and Ozmen, O. (July 23, 2010). "The Rate (Time)-Dependent Mechanical Behavior of the PMR-15 Thermoset Polymer at : Experiments and Modeling." ASME. J. Pressure Vessel Technol. August 2010; 132(4): 041403. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4000730
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