Computational Modeling of Failure Processes in Polymers

E. van der Giessen, R. Estevez, K.G.W. Pijnenburg, M.G.A. Tijssens

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This paper deals with the modeling of the key mechanisms involved in the fracture of polymers: shear yielding and crazing. Along with the continuum model for shear yielding, we will discuss a recently proposed cohesive surface model for crazing. Applications to be presented include the study of the competition between the two mechanisms during growth of a mode I crack, and a numerical investigation of the role of localized deformations in failure of a polymer blend.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEPRINTS-BOOK-TITLE
Place of PublicationMunchen
PublisherUniversity of Groningen, The Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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