1-12 – Polymer Mechanics
Gary Menary (Queen’s University Belfast), Alex Lennon (Queen’s University Belfast)
The goal of the symposia is to discuss recent advances in measuring and modelling the mechanical behaviour of polymers. Contributions based on experimental, theoretical and numerical approaches leading to a better understanding of the relationship between material properties, process history and performance of polymers are encouraged.
Topics of interest include:
Experiments measuring polymer microstructure and correlating it with mechanical properties
Experimental methods including using large deformation uniaxial and/or multiaxial tests and tests focussing on viscoelastic behaviour
Multiscale modelling of polymers
Constitutive modelling of polymers
Use of Artificial Intelligence for modelling polymer behaviour
Mechanics of polymer nanocomposite behaviour
Application of polymer mechanics for solving practical problems.