A theory of network alteration for the Mullins effect - Archive ouverte HAL Access content directly
Journal Articles Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids Year : 2002

A theory of network alteration for the Mullins effect

Abstract

This paper reports on the development of a new network alteration theory to describe the Mullins effect. The stress-softening phenomenon that occurs in rubber-like materials during cyclic loading is analysed from a physical point of view. The Mullins effect is considered to be a consequence of the breakage of links inside the material. Both filler-matrix and chain interaction links are involved in the phenomenon. This new alteration theory is implemented by modifying the eight-chains constitutive equation of Arruda and Boyce (J. Mech. Phys. Solids 41 (2) (1993) 389). In the present method the parameters of the eight-chains model, denoted C-R and N in the bibliography, become functions of the maximum chain stretch ratio. The accuracy of the resulting constitutive equation is demonstrated on cyclic uniaxial experiments for both natural rubbers and synthetic elastomers.
Fichier principal
Vignette du fichier
HAL-Marckmann2002.pdf (1.03 Mo) Télécharger le fichier
Origin Files produced by the author(s)
Loading...

Dates and versions

hal-01004954 , version 1 (07-10-2016)

Licence

Identifiers

Cite

Gilles Marckmann, Erwan Verron, Laurent Gornet, Grégory Chagnon, Pierre Charrier, et al.. A theory of network alteration for the Mullins effect. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2002, 50 (9), pp.2011-2028. ⟨10.1016/S0022-5096(01)00136-3⟩. ⟨hal-01004954⟩
341 View
533 Download

Altmetric

Share

Gmail Mastodon Facebook X LinkedIn More