A cyclic stress softening model for the Mullins effect

Rickaby, Stephen and Scott, Nigel (2013) A cyclic stress softening model for the Mullins effect. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 50 (1). pp. 111-120. ISSN 0020-7683

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In this paper the inelastic features of stress relaxation, hysteresis and residual strain are combined with the Arruda–Boyce eight-chain model of elasticity, in order to develop a model that is capable of describing the Mullins effect for cyclic stress-softening of an incompressible hyperelastic material, in particular a carbon-filled rubber vulcanizate. We have been unable to identify in the literature any other model that takes into consideration all the above inelastic features of the cyclic stress-softening of carbon-filled rubber. Our model compares favourably with experimental data and gives a good description of stress-softening, hysteresis, stress relaxation, residual strain and creep of residual strain.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Mathematics
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Fluid and Solid Mechanics
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2013 16:14
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2022 23:54
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/43033
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2012.09.006

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