TEMPERATURE PARAMETER EFFECT ON THE FRACTURE BEHAVIOR OF THE POLYMER MATERIAL: CASE OF HDPE
Published: 2 Jun 2014
Abstract: In this study, the finite element method is used to analyze the effect of a geometric discontinuity on the fracture behaviour of polymer material (High-Density-Polyethylene; HDPE). The effect of the temperature parameter on the distribution of stresses and strains at the notch (geometric discontinuity) has been studied. The results obtained numerically show a good correlation with experimental results. The Rice-Tracey (RT) model is used to reproduce the macroscopic mechanical behavior of the HDPE material in terms of stress versus strain for different temperature level.
Keywords: high-density-polyethylene, hdpe, finite element method fem, rice-tracey (rt) model, temperature, behaviour law of polymer
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