FEM parametric study on effect of constitutive behavior on scratch visibility resistance of polymers Conference Paper uri icon

abstract

  • Three-dimensional finite element method (FEM) parametric study was performed to investigate the effect of asymmetric constitutive behavior on scratch visibility resistance of polymers. The scratch depth and shoulder height of the groove formed during the scratch, which is related to the scratch visibility resistance of polymers, is simulated by considering different asymmetric constitutive behaviors. The simulation results indicate that compressive behavior dominates the scratch visibility resistance of a polymer. Implication of the present findings for designing scratch resistant polymers is discussed.

author list (cited authors)

  • Hossain, M. M., & Sue, H. J.

publication date

  • August 2011