Dynamic Uniaxial Tensile Loading of Vector Polymers

Report No. ARL-TR-5812
Authors: Johnathan Niemczura; Joe Lenhart; Randy Mrozek
Date/Pages: November 2011; 66 pages
Abstract: During this analysis, we investigated tensile wave propagation using a strip stretcher with the goal of finding constitutive properties for soft materials of interest to the U.S. Army Research Laboratory. We found the power-law model to be adequate for matching small strain response prior to reflection for the polymers not undergoing localization. After examining the Swanson model, we found that it matched the power-law response.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: November 1, 2011