SPECIAL SESSION 7:
EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS AND MODELLING IN POLYMER MECHANICS: STATE OF THE ART AND FUTURE TRENDS (SS7)
Polymers and polymer components are highly important in a wide range of industrial applications, from such as, bearings and seals to bonds and coatings or pressure vessels and piping. Since these components are used in various areas of engineering, they are naturally exposed to very different processing or service conditions, mixing both environmental influences of chemical or biological substances and complex mechanical or thermal solicitation profiles. Furthermore, polymers’ response and failure show strong time and temperature dependencies. Representative examples could be the high-cycle fatigue of polymer components combining long term mechanical load accumulation to environmental influence, the physical ageing of lacquer coatings, the thermo-oxidative ageing of elastomeric bearings and bonds or the dynamic-thermo-mechanical behaviour of vibration isolators and tires.
This session will focus amongst other topics on different ageing effects as well as on new challenges in polymer modelling and components design. Experimental and theoretical researchers are welcome to present their meaningful results and methods.



TOPICS

  • chemical and physical ageing
  • damage, fracture and fatigue
  • viscoelasticity and dynamic-mechanical behaviour
  • deformation, damage and failure mechanisms
  • crystallisation
  • curing of polymers, bonds and coatings
  • dissipative heating
  • experimental investigations at multiple scales
  • new challenges in polymer constitutive modelling
  • numerical treatment and simulation

 

AREAS
Shipping, aerospace, aviation, automotive engineering, joints and gaskets, tires, reservoirs, plastic pipes

 

PUBLICATION:

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL CONTINUUM MECHANICS AND THERMODYNAMICS SPRINGER  
http://www.springer.com/physics/classical+continuum+physics/journal/161
(selected manuscripts)


Organiser(s):

PD Dr. Michael Johlitz
Universität der Bundeswehr München,
Germany
michael.johlitz@unibw.de
Prof. Lucien Laiarinandrasana
Mines ParisTech Paris,
France
lucien.laiarinandrasana@mines-paristech.fr

OPENING TALK:
'ANALYSIS OF THE EMBRITTLEMENT BY IN SERVICE AGING OF PVC PIPES’

Prof. Yann Marco
ENSTA Bretagne,
France
yann.marco@ensta-bretagne.fr

 

INVITED SPEAKER(S):

‘MULTIAXIAL CHARACTERISATION AND MONITORING OF THE DEFORMATION BEHAVIOUR OF PVC FOAMS AND METAL/POLYMER HYBRID FOAMS USING 3D DIGITAL IMAGE CORRELATION’
PD Dr. Anne Jung
University of Saarland,
Germany

‘EMERGING MECHANICAL BEHAVIOR IN REINFORCED ELASTOMERS: A BRIEF REVIEW OF RECENT UNDERSTANDING’
Mr. Paul Sotta

Polymers and Advanced Materials Laboratory,
CNRS/Solvay, France

‘AMPLITUDE, FREQUENCY AND MAGNETIC DEPENDENCE OF MAGNETO-SENSITIVE ELASTOMERS BY A MODIFIED BOUNDING SURFACE MODEL AND FRACTIONAL DERIVATIVES’ 
Prof. Leif Kari
KTH Royal Institute of Technology,

Sweden

‘ON THE DIRECTIONAL APPROACH IN FINITE ELASTICITY - CLOSED FORM SOLUTIONS FOR FIBRES OF MOONEY-RIVLIN TYPE’ 
Prof. Alexander Lion
University of the Bundeswehr Munich,

Germany

‘FUTURE TRENDS FOR COMPLEX EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF FRACTURE BEHAVIOR IN RUBBER AT SIMULATION OF REAL LOADING CONDITIONS IN SERVICE’ 
Dr. Radek Stoček
Tomas Bata University in Zlín,

Czech Republic

‘ANALYSIS OF MECHANICAL STRESSING IN SHORT FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES BY MEANS OF STATISTICAL AND REPRESENTATIVE VOLUME ELEMENTS’ 
Prof. Markus Stommel
Technical University Dortmund,

Germany
Abstract in .pdf (here)

‘EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL RESEARCH OF SMART ELASTOMER’ 
Prof. Iva Petríková
Technical University of Liberec,

Czech Republic

‘EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL INVESTIGATIONS INTO THE FRACTURE OF STRUCTURAL ADHESIVE JOINTS’
Dr. B. Blackman
Imperial College of London,

UK

‘MEASUREMENTS OF THE LOCAL STRESS BY IN-SITU X-RAYS TO EVALUATE THE STRESS DISTRIBUTIONS IN A SPHERULITIC STRUCTURE’ 
Prof. Olivier Lame
INSA Lyon,

France

‘THERMO-RESPONSIVE TOUGHENING IN GELS INDUCED BY CRACK BIFURCATION’ 
Prof. Alba Marcellan
Pierre and Marie Curie University,

France

‘CHEMICAL AGEING OF ELASTOMERS: AN OVERVIEW’ 
Prof. Bruno Fayolle
Arts et Métiers ParisTech,

France

‘ON THE USE OF TIME-TEMPERATURE SUPERPOSITION PRINCIPLE TO CHARACTERIZE POLYMERS AT LARGE DEFORMATION’ 
Prof. Jean Luc Bouvard
MINES ParisTech,

France
Abstract in .pdf (here)

‘AGEING OF POLYMERIC MATERIALS’ 
PD Dr. Katrin Reincke
Polymer Service GmbH Merseburg,

Germany

‘STRUCTURAL COMPOSITES WITH GRAPHENE-COATED GLASS FIBERS’ 
Prof. Alessandro Pegoretti
University of Trento,

Italy

‘CHARACTERIZATION AND MODELING OF A FILLED RUBBER SUBMITTED TO THERMAL AGING’ 
Dr. Rami Bouaziz
Mines ParisTech - Centre des Matériaux,

France

‘NANOVOID DISTRIBUTION AND MORPHOLOGY IN DEFORMED HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE OBSERVED AT THE NANOMETRIC SCALE’ 
Dr. Cristian Ovalle
Mines ParisTech - Centre des Matériaux,

France

‘ANALYSIS OF MICRO-ARCHITECTED POLYMER MATERIALS FABRICATED USING 3D PRINTING’ 
Prof. Andrei Constantinescu
CNRS-Ecole Polytechnique,

France
Abstract in .pdf (here)