An elasto-viscoplastic constitutive model for the rate-dependent behavior of polyvinylidene fluoride

T. Lenders, Joris J.C. Remmers (Corresponding author), Tommaso Pini, Peter Veenstra, Leon E. Govaert, Marc G.D. Geers

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To model the engineering performance of components made of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), the 3D elasto-viscoplastic Eindhoven glassy polymer (EGP) model is extended to describe the rate-dependent behavior of PVDF. Careful analysis of the intrinsic behavior of PVDF revealed that the postyield compressive response shows a strain rate-dependence that evolves with increasing deformation. The extension of the constitutive model captures the deformation-dependent evolution of the activation volume and the rate-factor, which describes the driving stress. Given the significant temperature-dependent behavior, the model has been characterized for different temperatures (23, 55 and 75 °C). The accuracy of the model has been validated by means of tension and creep experiments at these temperatures. The constitutive model is implemented in finite element simulations and the results are compared with the experiments. It is shown that the proposed model allows for an accurate prediction of the short- and long-term rate-dependent behavior of PVDF.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)1439-1456
Aantal pagina's18
TijdschriftJournal of Polymer Science
Nummer van het tijdschrift14
StatusGepubliceerd - 15 jul. 2023


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