Deformation analysis of polymers composites: rheological model involving time-based fractional derivative

H. W. Zhou, H. Y. Yi, Leon Mishnaevsky, R. Wang, Z. Q. Duan, Q. Chen

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Abstract

A modeling approach to time-dependent property of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymers (GFRP) composites is of special interest for quantitative description of long-term behavior. An electronic creep machine is employed to investigate the time-dependent deformation of four specimens of dog-bond-shaped GFRP composites at various stress level. A negative exponent function based on structural changes is introduced to describe the damage evolution of material properties in the process of creep test. Accordingly, a new creep constitutive equation, referred to fractional derivative Maxwell model, is suggested to characterize the time-dependent behavior of GFRP composites by replacing Newtonian dashpot with the Abel dashpot in the classical Maxwell model. The analytic solution for the fractional derivative Maxwell model is given and the relative parameters are determined. The results estimated by the fractional derivative Maxwell model proposed in the paper are in a good agreement with the experimental data. It is shown that the new creep constitutive model proposed in the paper needs few parameters to represent various time-dependent behaviors.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMechanics of Time Dependent Materials
Volume21
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)151-161
ISSN1385-2000
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Abel dashpot
  • Creep
  • Fractional derivative
  • GFRP composites

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