SPECIAL SESSION 7:
EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATIONS AND MODELLING IN POLYMER MECHANICS: STATE OF THE ART AND FUTURE TRENDS (SS7)
Polymers and polymer components are highly important in a wide range of industrial applications, from such as, bearings and seals to bonds and coatings or pressure vessels and piping. Since these components are used in various areas of engineering, they are naturally exposed to very different processing or service conditions, mixing both environmental influences of chemical or biological substances and complex mechanical or thermal solicitation profiles. Furthermore, polymers’ response and failure show strong time and temperature dependencies. Representative examples could be the high-cycle fatigue of polymer components combining long term mechanical load accumulation to environmental influence, the physical ageing of lacquer coatings, the thermo-oxidative ageing of elastomeric bearings and bonds or the dynamic-thermo-mechanical behaviour of vibration isolators and tires.
This session will focus amongst other topics on different ageing effects as well as on new challenges in polymer modelling and components design. Experimental and theoretical researchers are welcome to present their meaningful results and methods.



TOPICS

  • chemical and physical ageing
  • damage, fracture and fatigue
  • viscoelasticity and dynamic-mechanical behaviour
  • deformation, damage and failure mechanisms
  • crystallisation
  • curing of polymers, bonds and coatings
  • dissipative heating
  • experimental investigations at multiple scales
  • new challenges in polymer constitutive modelling
  • numerical treatment and simulation

 

AREAS
Shipping, aerospace, aviation, automotive engineering, joints and gaskets, tires, reservoirs, plastic pipes

 

PUBLICATION:

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL CONTINUUM MECHANICS AND THERMODYNAMICS SPRINGER  
http://www.springer.com/physics/classical+continuum+physics/journal/161
(selected manuscripts)


Organiser(s):

PD Dr. Michael Johlitz
Universität der Bundeswehr München,
Germany
michael.johlitz@unibw.de
Prof. Lucien Laiarinandrasana
Mines ParisTech Paris,
France
lucien.laiarinandrasana@mines-paristech.fr

Prof. Yann Marco
ENSTA Bretagne,
France
yann.marco@ensta-bretagne.fr

 

INVITED SPEAKER(S):

‘MODELLING OF TOUGH, DOUBLY CROSSLINKED, SINGLE NETWORK HYDROGEL IN A WIDE FREQUENCY RANGE’ 
Prof. Leif Kari
KTH Royal Institute of Technology,

Sweden


Prof. Andrei Constantinescu
CNRS-Ecole Polytechnique,

France

‘DAMAGE IN POLYMERS DURING RELAXATION’
Prof. Stefan Diebels
Universität des Saarlandes
Germany

 Mr. Paul Sotta
Polymers and Advanced Materials Laboratory,
CNRS/Solvay, France

Prof. Hüsnü Dal
Middle East Technical University Ankara,
Turkey

‘EXPERIMENTAL CHARACTERIZATION AND MODELING OF SMART MAGNETO-RHEOLOGICAL ELASTOMERS’
Prof. Laurence Bodelot
École Polytechnique,

France

‘ASPECTS OF PARAMETER IDENTIFICATION WITH APPLICATION TO POLYMER MATERIALS’
Prof. Stefan Hartmann
Clausthal University of Technology,
Germany

‘INNOVATIVE HEAT BUILD-UP CHARACTERIZATION OF RUBBER UNDER REALISTIC LOAD’
Dr. Radek Stoček
Tomas Bata University in Zlín,
Czech Republic