The inelastic deformation behavior of PMR-15 neat resin, a high-temperature thermoset polymer, was investigated at . The effect of loading rate on monotonic stress-strain behavior as well as the effect of prior stress rate on creep behavior were explored. Positive nonlinear rate sensitivity was observed in monotonic loading. Creep response was found to be significantly influenced by prior stress rate. The effect of loading history on creep was studied in stepwise creep tests, where specimens were subjected to a constant stress rate loading followed by unloading to zero stress with intermittent creep periods on both loading and unloading paths. The strain-time response was strongly influenced by prior deformation history. Negative creep was observed on the unloading path. In addition, the behavior of the material was characterized in terms of a nonlinear viscoelastic model by means of creep and recovery tests at . The model was employed to predict the response of the material under monotonic loading/unloading and multistep load histories.
Rate Dependence and Short-Term Creep Behavior of a Thermoset Polymer at Elevated Temperature
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Falcone, C. M., and Ruggles-Wrenn, M. B. (November 25, 2008). "Rate Dependence and Short-Term Creep Behavior of a Thermoset Polymer at Elevated Temperature." ASME. J. Pressure Vessel Technol. February 2009; 131(1): 011403. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3027475
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