Simple shear plastic deformation behavior of polycarbonate plate due to the equal channel angular extrusion process. I: Finite element methods modeling
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Simple shear plastic deformation behavior of polycarbonate (PC) plates due to the novel equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE) process is modeled using a commercial finite element methods (FEM) package. The true stress and true strain contour plots as well as the strain rate variation across the PC plate during the ECAE process are analyzed. The FEM results correlate well with the experimental findings. The present study indicates that the novel ECAE process is effective in producing a high degree of simple shear plastic deformation across the extruded poly-carbonate plate. The high degree of plastic deformation due to ECAE induces a high level of nearly uniform molecular orientation across the extruded PC plate. As a result, significantly improved physical and mechanical properties in PC are expected. The simple shear plastic deformation behavior of PC plate, as a function of extrusion rate and temperature, is investigated. The significance of the ECAE process for fabricating polymer parts is also discussed.
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Sue, H., Dilan, H., & Li, C. K.