Thermodynamically-consistent multiscale constitutive modeling of glassy polymer materials

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The multiscale modeling of polymer-basedmaterials has many challenges that not yet been fully addressed in the literature. These challenges are summarized and discussed. A particular challenge is the modeling of the large distribution of microstates that exist in many bulk engineering polymer materials. A multiscale modeling approach is proposed to predict the bulk Young's modulus of polymers using a series of molecular models of individual polymer microstates and a statistics-based micromechanical modeling method. The method is applied to polyimide and polycarbonate material systems. © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009.

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