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Multi-Scale Analysis of Thermo-Mechanical Properties of 2.5D Angle-Interlock Woven Shape Memory Polymer Composites

  • H. Y. Sun (a1), J. P. Gu (a1) (a2), Y. Tang (a1) and Z. M. Xie (a3)


A multi-scale strategy is employed in the paper to investigate the thermo-mechanical properties of 2.5D angle-interlock woven shape memory polymer composites (SMPCs). In the study, the mesoscopic model of 2.5D woven SMPCs and microscopic model of yarns are firstly developed. After that, the themo-viscoelastic constitutive relationship of the yarn is described in the form of hereditary integral and the parameters of relaxation moduli are obtained from nonlinear fitting of Prony series based on the results of finite element method (FEM). Based on the multi-scale models and the constitutive relationship, the effects of warp and weft arranged densities on viscoelastic properties of 2.5D woven SMPCs are studied in detail. Finally, the shape memory behavior along the warp direction in small strain region is also analyzed. The research in the paper lays a foundation for design and application of woven SMPCs in engineering.


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Multi-Scale Analysis of Thermo-Mechanical Properties of 2.5D Angle-Interlock Woven Shape Memory Polymer Composites

  • H. Y. Sun (a1), J. P. Gu (a1) (a2), Y. Tang (a1) and Z. M. Xie (a3)


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