On time–temperature-dependent viscoelastic behavior of an amorphous polyimide

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1007/s11043-015-9265-9
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TypeArticle
Journal titleMechanics of Time-Dependent Materials
ISSN1385-2000
1573-2738
Volume19
Issue3
Pages305324
Subjectviscoelasticity; physical ageing; temperature; modeling
AbstractDevelopment of new polyimide formulas has led to an increase of the use of polymer matrix composites by the aerospace industry in critical applications such as aircraft engines. In such an extreme environment, the polymer matrix is likely to exhibit a viscoelastic behavior due to the elevated temperatures. Furthermore, physical ageing is likely to appear during the service life of the material. In order for engineers to design with such materials, constitutive theories able to take into account those effects, must be developed. This paper deals with the mechanical behavior of a new polyimide matrix tested under complex thermo-mechanical histories while accounting for physical ageing. The experimental data obtained was modeled with a newly developed constitutive theory stemming from Schapery’s thermodynamical framework. The model parameters were obtained from creep-recovery data under various temperatures, ageing times, and loads. The model was subsequently validated against independent complex thermo-mechanical histories. An excellent agreement between the experiments and the predictions has been obtained.
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PublisherSpringer
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationAerospace; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number23001575
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