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Mechanical Properties

Large Strain Behavior
Polymeric Behavior
• Gels
• Elastomers
Polymer single-crystal fibre
• Glasses
• Semicrystalline
• Fibers

Young’s Modulus
Glassy polymer Types of Polymer
Semi-crystalline polymer (N/m2)
Gel ~103
Elastomer Elastomer ~ 106
Strain Glassy polymer ~ 109
Schematic stress-strain curves of different types of polymers, drawn approximately Polymer crystal (⊥, // to c) ~ 109, 1011
to scale.

Figure by MIT OCW.
SWCNT (|| to c) ~ 1012

• Large anisotropy of bonding: covalent vs. secondary
• Homogeneous vs. heterogeneous microstructures
• Microstructure: amount, size, shape, orientation and connectivity-topology
• Large (huge) changes in microstructure with deformation

Localized Deformation in Polymers

• 1. Crazing (dilational deformation)
• 2. Shear banding (constant volume deformation)

Crazes (for glassy polymers, micronecks for semiXLine polymers)
Orient perpendicular to principal tensile stress

Shear Bands
Orient along directions of principal shear stress

Shear Yielding
ΔV ≅ 0 σf

neck formation
work hardening
εymetals ~ 0.1% σengr σy
εypolymer ~ 5-10% Energy to Fracture = ∫ σ dε
cold drawing 0

εy εf
Necking: reduction in sample x-sectional area
Ao l f
λdraw = =
A f lo
Ao Af True stress ≥ Engr stress. Therefore necked region
must be stronger (by a factor of λ) than un-necked
region of sample.

Strain Hardening in Polymers
dσ entropic subchains, crystal orientation and crystallization

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Environmental Crazing Agents • lower surface • plasticize . Craze Yielding ΔV > 0 dilation/cavitation – void formation under tension • nucleation @ flaws – usually at surface • crazing only occurs for (+) hydrostatic tensile stress state • craze plane forms ⊥ to max principal tensile stress SIDE VIEW TOP VIEW Taylor meniscus instability (Argon/Kramer) growth crack nanovoids ~ 20-50Å diameter fibrils (oriented) about 50% void volume fraction scatter light due to large Dn Fibrils in cross section craze growth direction Figure by MIT OCW.

Craze Microstructure • Elongated fibril/void network. • Voids grow and fibrils elongate as polymer chains orient. fibril spacing ~ 20nm. • Draw ratio of fibrils is 1/(void volume fraction) ~ 2 • Voids form at advancing craze tip due to dilational stresses • Craze tip growth is by Taylor meniscus instability (see schematic) of fingering and fibril pinch-off. become drawn into the craze and work harden. • Craze thickens by drawing in new material as well as by further elongation of the fibril (decrease in diameter) • Heating above Tg leads to healing and recovery (entanglement network of subchains). • Typical void content approximately 50%. . • Fibril diameter ~ 5nm.

le Me / Mo λ ≈ ≈ ≈ Me de Me . Craze Microstructure cont’d • Crazes with high void content and a large fibril draw ratio are prone to easy breakdown (crack propagation and brittle fracture). • The draw ratio (λ) of a fibril depends on the contour length (le) between entanglements and the distance between entanglements (de).

• Crazing occurs if the yield stress is lower. . for example if the molecular weight is low (few entanglements) or the temperature is high (constraint release). Shear Banding vs. Crazing • Shear banding occurs if the number of entanglements per chain is large so that the crazing stress is higher than the yield stress.

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23 μm SU-8 thin film 250 25 μm SU-8 fiber 1. 10 mm •Exposure: λ: 365 nm.8 0.7 0. Get Simple: Tensile Behavior of SU8 “Fibers” •Spin coat SU-8 on silicon substrates 2 μm •Soft bake: 65 oC.1 0. •Hard bake: 180 oC 5 min. 150 100 50 Cardboard template & fiber 0 0.7 μm SU-8 fiber Engineering Stress (MPa) Image of experimental apparatus removed 200 due to copyright restrictions. 1 min. total dose: 270 mJ/cm2. 1 min.2 0.6 0.3 0. 1 min.4 0.5 0. •Post-exposure bake: 65 oC. •Develop: SU-8 developer (from Microchem Corporation).0 0.9 Strain (mm/mm) .8 μm SU-8 fiber 0. 95 oC 3 min. 95 oC.

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Lessons Learned • Red indicates material deforming • Blue indicates material not deforming • Small scale of epoxy makes it deformable • Micro-frame geometry creates multiple deformation domains which spread the deformation through the structure .” Advanced Materials 18 (2006): 2123-2127. “3D Polymer Microframes that Exploit Length-Scale Dependent Mechanical Behavior. and stress-strain curve removed due to copyright restrictions. 3b in Jang.Micromechanics of Tensile Deformation Microscopic response under tension Actual Sample Image removed due to copyright Images of simulated deformation Model restrictions..H. J. et al. Please see Fig.