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Assessment of Compressive Mechanical Behavior of Bis-GMA Polymer Using Hyperelastic Models

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Centre of Advanced Composite Materials, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru 81310, Malaysia
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Fatigue and Fracture Laboratory, Center of Excellence in Experimental Solid Mechanics and Dynamics, School of Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran 16846, Iran
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Department of Aerospace Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, UPM Serdang 43400, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia
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Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation, Technical University of Liberec, Studentska 2, 461 17 Liberec, Czech Republic
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia
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Centre of Advance Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia
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School of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru 81310, Malaysia
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Polymers 2019, 11(10), 1571; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym11101571
Received: 10 July 2019 / Revised: 4 August 2019 / Accepted: 7 August 2019 / Published: 27 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymer Structure and Properties)
Despite wide industrial applications of Bis-GMA polymer, very few studies are available about the material classification, mechanical properties, and behavior of this material. In this study, the compressive behavior of Bis-GMA polymer was studied using different hyperelastic constitutive models through a hybrid experimental-computational process. Standard uniaxial compression tests were conducted to extract the mechanical behavior and structural response of the Bis-GMA polymer. A nano-indentation experiment was used to verify the compressive behavior of Bis-GMA polymer in the form of hyperelastic behavior. The finite element model and real-time simulation of the test incorporating different hyperelastic models were developed in comparison with the experimental finding to obtain the proper type of hyperelastic behavior of Bis-GMA polymer. The results indicate that a second-order polynomial hyperelastic model is the best fit to predict the behavior of Bis-GMA polymer. Next, the validated model was used to determine the true stress–strain curve of the Bis-GMA polymer. View Full-Text
Keywords: Bis-GMA polymer; hyperelastic constitutive model; compressive behavior; finite element method; nano-indentation experiment Bis-GMA polymer; hyperelastic constitutive model; compressive behavior; finite element method; nano-indentation experiment
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Karimzadeh, A.; Ayatollahi, M.R.; Rahimian Koloor, S.S.; Bushroa, A.R.; Yahya, M.Y.; Tamin, M.N. Assessment of Compressive Mechanical Behavior of Bis-GMA Polymer Using Hyperelastic Models. Polymers 2019, 11, 1571.

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