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A. Sedighiamiri, L. E. Govaert and J. A. W. van Dommelen Micromechanical modeling of the deformation kinetics of semicrystalline polymers Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics 49

Article first published online: 28 JUN 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/polb.22297

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An accurate prediction of the mechanical behavior of semicrystalline polymers requires a good description of all various deformation mechanisms in the heterogeneous microstructure. A micromechanical constitutive model used to capture the yield kinetics and texture evolution in such materials is modified here to improve its predictive abilities, in particular for the stress-dependence of the rate of plastic deformation, often known as slip kinetics.

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