Experimental and theoretical study of stress relaxation in high-density polyethylene

Abstract Stress relaxation of high-density polyethylene is addressed both experimentally and theoretically. Two types of stress relaxation testing are carried out: uniaxial tensile testing at constant test specimen length and compression testing of a 3D structure producing inhomogeneous deformation fields and relaxation. A constitutive model for isotropic, semi-crystalline polymers is also proposed. The model has […]

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