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Congratulations Eskil Andreasson, Doctor of Philosophy!

Eskil Andreasson successfully defended his PhD thesis “Mechanics and Failure in Thin Material Layers –  Towards Realistic Package Opening Simulation” in front of a full house and grading committee, and after thorough questioning by the opponent Gabriella Bolzon (Politecnic University of Milan, Italy) Abstract The final goal of this PhD-work is an efficient and user-friendly […]

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Experimental and numerical assessment of the work of fracture in injection-moulded low-density polyethylene

ABSTRACT The fracture mechanics properties of injection-moulded low-density polyethylene (LDPE) sheets were investigated both experimentally and numerically. The total work of fracture was determined experimentally, by means of fracture mechanics testing of sheets of injection-moulded LDPE with side cracks of different lengths. A multi-specimen method, proposed by Kim and Joe (1987), was employed. The total […]

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Anisotropic Elastic-Viscoplastic Properties at Finite Strains of Injection-Moulded Low-Density Polyethylene

ABSTRACT Injection-moulding is one of the most common manufacturing processes used for polymers. In many applications, the mechanical properties of the product is of great importance. Injection-moulding of thin-walled polymer products tends to leave the polymer structure in a state where the mechanical properties are anisotropic, due to alignment of polymer chains along the melt […]

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Simulation of thin aluminium-foil in the packaging industry

ABSTRACT This work present an approach of how to account for the anisotropic mechanical material behaviour in the simulation models of the thin aluminium foil layer (≈10 μm) used in the Packaging Industry. Furthermore, the experimental results from uniaxial tensile tests are parameterised into an analytical expression and the slope of the hardening subsequently extended […]

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Ab initio and classical atomistic modelling of structure and defects in crystalline orthorhombic polyethylene: Twin boundaries, slip interfaces, and nature of barriers

ABSTRACT We study the stability of twin boundaries and slip in crystalline orthorhombic polyethylene by means of density functional theory (DFT), using a nonempirical, truly nonlocal density function, and by means of classical molecular dynamics (MD). The results show that, in accordance with experimental observations, there is a clear preference to chain slip over transverse […]

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Modeling and Study of Fracture and Delamination in a Packaging Laminate

ABSTRACT In this work, a packaging laminate consisting of LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene), Al-foil (Aluminum foil) is focused, and failure due to necking in substrates and interfacial delamination under loading are considered. A coupled elasto-plasticity damage and fracture constitutive model is combined. The proposed constitutive model is incorporated into the FEM code ABAQUS and utilized […]

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Powerful Modelling Techniques in ABAQUS to Simulate Failure of Laminated composites

ABSTRACT In this study, laminated composites consisting of LDPE (Low Density Polyethylene), Al-foil (Aluminum foil)and an adhesive interface layer is focused. The defects like necking in LDPE, Al-foil layer and interfacial delamination can significantly impact the loading capacity of the laminated material. However, the influence mechanisms of the defects are still unclear, and no appropriate […]

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Licentiate defense in Mechanical Engineering by Eskil Andreasson

On May 8th Eskil Andreasson, PhD Candidate, presented and successfully defended his Licentiate thesis in Mechanical Engineering. The title of the work is “Realistic Package Opening Simulations: An Experimental Mechanics and Physics Based Approach”. The Holy Grail for any designer is to be able to determine the correctness and efficiency of a design before the […]

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Realistic Package Opening Simulations : An Experimental Mechanics and Physics Based Approach

Licentiate thesis of Eskil Andreasson, presented at BTH 2015-05-08.. Abstract A finite element modeling strategy targeting package opening simulations is the final goal with this work. The developed simulation model will be used to proactively predict the opening compatibility early in the development process of a new opening device and/or a new packaging material. To […]

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