Quantitative modeling of scratch-induced deformation in ductile amorphous polymers Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • Copyright © (2014) by the Society of Plastics Engineers All rights reserved. Scratch-induced surface deformation in polymeric materials is a complex mechanical process due to the rate, time, temperature and pressure dependent behavior of polymers. In this study, attempts were made to quantitatively predict the development of different scratch-induced deformation features of a model ductile amorphous polymer. By including the rate and pressure dependent mechanical and frictional behavior in the FEM model, good agreement has been obtained between FEM simulation and experimental findings. Usefulness of the present numerical modeling for designing scratch resistant polymers is discussed.

author list (cited authors)

  • Hossain, M. M., & Sue, H. J.

publication date

  • January 2014