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Endochronic Theory of Viscoplasticity. An Example of its Practical Implementation for Highly Filled Polymeric Material

 Authors: Eremichev A. Published: 02.08.2018 Published in issue: #4(121)/2018 Category: Power Engineering | Chapter: Nuclear Power Plants, Fuel Cycle, Radiation Safety Keywords: plasticity, viscoplasticity, thermodynamics, internal variables, K. Valanis, endochronic theory, highly filled polymer material, finite element method, testing of materials

Сomplex mechanical behaviour of materials differs from elastic deformation and implies plasticity, creep, changes in Poisson‘s ratio during deformation and other microscopic phenomena. A detailed description of them can lead to the most complete and accurate equations, but currently it is impossible in practice. To circumvent these difficulties we usually use a phenomenological approach. In this case, a mathematical model describing the experimental data for the material with the required degree of accuracy is created. In 1971, K. Valanis introduced the term "endochronic" to the theory of plasticity. The article is prepared using the materials of lectures given by the author. The paper is for readers who are not proficient in the endochronic theory framework. The article is prepared using the materials of lectures given by the article presents the results of using the endochronic theory to describe complex mechanical behavior of a highly filled polymer material (HFPM). We determined the internal (endochronic) time function based on test results concerning tension, compression, shear and shear combined with axial compression. We then used this function in the finite element method (FEM) to solve the problem of a rigid die indenting a HFPM volume. We show the advantage of using the endochronic theory in the FEM

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