Statistical multiscale modeling of smart polymer materials using a spring-bead based network model

Jinjun Zhang, Bonsung Koo, Nithya Subramanian, Yingtao Liu, Aditi Chattopadhyay

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Abstract

This paper presents a multiscale approach for capturing the mechanical response of smart polymer materials. A spring-bead model is developed at the microscale based on results from molecular dynamics simulation to represent a bond cluster of polymer. Through parametric studies and mechanical equivalence optimization, a statistical network model is developed to represent the microstructure of the materials at the mesoscale. The introduction of the spring-bead based network model bridges the high accuracy molecular dynamics model at the microscale and the computationally efficient finite element model at the macroscale. A comparison between experimental and simulation results shows that the multiscale model is capable of capturing global mechanical response and local material properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication55th AIAA/ASMe/ASCE/AHS/SC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event55th AIAA/ASMe/ASCE/AHS/SC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference - SciTech Forum and Exposition 2014 - National Harbor, MD, United States
Duration: Jan 13 2014Jan 17 2014

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Other55th AIAA/ASMe/ASCE/AHS/SC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference - SciTech Forum and Exposition 2014
CountryUnited States
CityNational Harbor, MD
Period1/13/141/17/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Building and Construction
  • Architecture

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    Zhang, J., Koo, B., Subramanian, N., Liu, Y., & Chattopadhyay, A. (2014). Statistical multiscale modeling of smart polymer materials using a spring-bead based network model. In 55th AIAA/ASMe/ASCE/AHS/SC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2014-1333