Time-Dependent Mechanical Behavior of Polymers and Polymer Composites, 2nd Edition

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Physics and Theory".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 October 2024 | Viewed by 74

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College of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan 411105, China
Interests: viscoelasticity; time-temperature-stress superposition; hyperlasticity; time-dependent fracture; nonlinear creep; fractional derivative constitutive model; dynamical mechanical analysis; fatigue life; damage; thermomechanical coupling
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Dear Colleagues,

The wide application of polymers and polymer composites in various engineering fields demonstrates the need to accurately describe the mechanical behavior and mechanical properties of these materials under complex loading conditions. The characteristics of polymer mechanical behavior are mainly related to rheology, that is, the dependence of time, temperature, load frequency and rate, etc., showing viscoelasticity, viscohyperelasticity, viscoelastoplasticity, and so on. This Special Issue aims to present recent advances in the testing and modeling of the mechanical response of polymers and their composites under complex loads, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Long-term mechanical properties;
  • Creep and relaxation behavior;
  • Dynamic mechanical analysis;
  • Constitutive modeling;
  • Rate-dependent mechanical behavior;
  • Time-dependent failure;
  • Physical aging;
  • Damage and fracture;
  • Fatigue behavior;
  • Multiaxial testing;
  • Multiscale modeling;
  • Thermorheological behavior.

Prof. Dr. Wenbo Luo
Guest Editor

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  • mechanical properties
  • constitutive model
  • viscoelasticity
  • viscohyperelasticity
  • viscoplasticity
  • mechanical testing
  • damage
  • fracture
  • fatigue
  • physical aging

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