Journal article
A thermomechanically consistent constitutive model for polyoxymethylene - Experiments, material modelling and computation



Publication Details
Authors:
Hartmann, S.
Publication year:
2006
Journal:
Archive of Applied Mechanics
Pages range:
349-366
Volume number:
76
ISSN:
0939-1533

Abstract
In this article tension, compression and torsion tests are presented using thin-walled tubes of polyoxymethylene (POM). These isothermal experiments show non-linear rate dependence, a tension-compression asymmetry and a pronounced relaxation behaviour. On the basis of the experiments carried out, a constitutive model of viscoplasticity with an equilibrium hysteresis in the small-strain regime is developed. Test calculations using finite elements based on the DAE approach show the capabilities of the thermomechanically consistent model. In particular, a very efficient stress algorithm can be derived which has no iteration on the element level. Moreover, it will be shown that time-adaptive finite elements could be of high importance if rate-dependent constitutive models are applied.


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