[ 479POPEMMMK12 ] KV Mechanical Material Models for Polymers

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year (*)Kunststofftechnik Zoltan Major 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Polymer Technologies and Science (PTS) 2015W
Objectives To acquire the basic knowledges about the thermo-mechanical material models for polymeric materials.
Subject Basics of the continuum mechanics. Methods and prerequisites for defining material models. The classification of material models. Detailed description of elastic material models with increasing degree of anisotropy and various hyperelastic material models. Linear and non-linear viscoelastic material models for isotropic and for anisotropic polymeric materials. Detailed description of elastic-plastic material models with special focus on models developed for polymeric materials. Failure models for isotropic and for anisotropic materials with special focus on the intra- and interlaminar failure model for laminates. Basics of the fracture mechanics and fracture models for polymeric materials. Basics of the micromechanics based material modeling using mean field homogenization and full-scale finite element models.
Criteria for evaluation written exam
Methods lecture slides, selected chapters from related literature
Language English
Study material • R. M. Christensen, The Theory of Material Failure, Oxford University Press, 2013

  • D. Francois, A. Pineau and A. Zauli, Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Volume 1: Micro- and Macroscopic Constitutive Behavior, Springer, 2012; Volume 2: Fracture Mechanics and Damage, Springer, 2013
  • S. Yipp (ed.) Handbook of Material Modeling, Springer, 2005
  • A. Holzapfel, Nonlinear Solid Mechanics: A Continuum Approach for Engineering, Wiley, 2000.
  • N.S. Ottosen and M. Ristinmaa, The Mechanics of Constitutive Modeling, Elsevier, 2005.
  • T.L. Anderson, Fracture Mechanics, Fundamentals and Applications, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2000.
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 35
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority