Observation and analysis of defromation and failure mechanisms of oriented polymeric foam materials

Byoung Ho Choi, Alexander Chudnovsky

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Abstract

Various models of foam deformation have been formulated during last decade, but most of the models make use of basic concepts of continuum mechanics in combination with finite element method with limited consideration of specific micro-mechanisms of foam deformation and fracture. Three types of deformation and fracture mechanisms of oriented foams were classified: 1) Large reversible deformation, 2) Large elasto-plastic deformation and 3) Brittle fracture of faces and/or edges of individual cells. In this paper, five polymeric materials which have completely different deformation behaviors are selected and their fracture behavior was observed by scanning electron microscope. Among them, three polymeric foams with distinctively different deformation and fracture mechanisms are selected based on the classification for detail analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication70th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2012, ANTEC 2012
Pages884-887
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event70th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2012, ANTEC 2012 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2012 Apr 22012 Apr 4

Publication series

NameAnnual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings
Volume2

Other

Other70th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2012, ANTEC 2012
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period12/4/212/4/4

Keywords

  • Buckling
  • Cell damage
  • Fracture mechanism
  • Oritented foam

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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    Choi, B. H., & Chudnovsky, A. (2012). Observation and analysis of defromation and failure mechanisms of oriented polymeric foam materials. In 70th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2012, ANTEC 2012 (pp. 884-887). (Annual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings; Vol. 2).