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Title

Theory Of Thermohyperelasticity For Near-Incompressible Elastomers

Authors

Authors

D. W. Nicholson;B. Lin

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Acta Mech.

Keywords

RUBBER; Mechanics

Abstract

Elastomers are often used in hot and confining environments in which thermomechanical properties are important. It appears that published constitutive models for elastomers are mostly limited to isothermal conditions. In this study, a thermohyperelastic constitutive model for near-incompressible elastomers is formulated in terms of the Helmholtz free energy density phi. Shear and volume aspects of the deformation are decoupled. Thermomechanical coupling occurs mostly as thermal expansion. Criteria for thermodynamic stability are derived in compact form. As illustration, a particular expression for phi is presented which represents the thermomechanical counterpart of the conventional two-term incompressible Mooney-Rivlin model. It is used to analyze several adiabatic problems in a rubber rod.

Journal Title

Acta Mechanica

Volume

116

Issue/Number

1-4

Publication Date

1-1-1996

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

15

Last Page

28

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1996UV15500002

ISSN

0001-5970

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