Numerical simulations on shape memory effect of shape memory polymer

Bo Zhou, Shi Cheng Zhao, Hui Qi, Li Min Zhou

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Shape memory polymer (SMP) is being used in many engineering fields due to its shape memory effect and the advantages of large recoverable strain, excellent manufacturability, light weight, low cost and bio-degradability. Therefore it is of practical interest to investigate its thermo-mechanical behaviors. In this paper, a numerical simulation method is supposed to simulate the thermo-mechanical behaviors of SMP using the finite element software of MSC Marc, which is good at simulating the thermo-mechanical behaviors of viscous elastic material. The comparisons between the numerical results and the experimental results by Tobushi et al. illustrate the supposed numerical simulation method well describes the thermo-mechanical behaviors of SMP during the thermo-mechanical processes realizing shape memory effect.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Fracture and Damage Mechanics IX, FDM 2010
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2011
Event9th International Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics, FDM 2010 - Nagasaki, Japan
Duration: 20 Sep 200922 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1013-9826


Conference9th International Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics, FDM 2010


  • Finite element
  • MSC Marc
  • Numerical simulation method
  • Shape memory polymer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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