A Computational Framework for Analyzing the Dynamic Behavior and Failure of Amorphous Polymers Conference Paper uri icon


  • A framework is presented for analyzing the low-temperature inelastic behavior of a class of amorphous polymers with full account taken of finite deformations and inertial effects. Viscoplastic constitutive equations are used and supplemented with a new model for craze initiation, growth and breakdown. The capabilities of the framework are illustrated by finite element solutions of initial/boundary-value problems under plane strain conditions. Three illustrative benchmark problems are used to evaluate the proposed implementation: shear band formation and propagation under compression, dynamic response under impact and quasi-static response of a polymer composite unit-cell subject to uniaxial tension transverse to fibers.

name of conference

  • Earth & Space 2008

published proceedings

  • Earth & Space 2008

author list (cited authors)

  • Benzerga, A. A., & Talreja, R.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Benzerga, AA||Talreja, R

publication date

  • September 2008