A phenomenological and quantitative model for shape/temperature memory effect in polypyrrole undergoing relaxation transition

haibao Lu, Yongtao Yao, Long Lin
2015 Pigment & Resin Technology  
L (2015) A phenomenological and quantitative model for shape/temperature memory effect in polypyrrole undergoing relaxation transition. Pigment and Resin Technology, 44 (2). Abstract Purpose -To present a phenomenological and quantitative model to study the constitutive relations and working mechanism for shape/temperature memory effect in polypyrrole (PPy)-based shape memory polymers (SMPs). Design/methodology/approach -In this paper, the origin of relaxation law was employed to theoretically
more » ... redict the relationships between relaxation time and internal energy and temperature based on the thermodynamics of polymers. Findings -A phenomenological model was proposed to quantitatively identify the factors that influence the stored mechanical energy, shape memory effect (SME) and temperature memory effect (TME) in PPy. Both structural relaxation law and Tool-Narayanaswamy (TN) model were employed to couple the constitutive relations of stress and transition temperature as a function of relaxation frequency, respectively. Furthermore, the simulation of the phenomenological model was compared with experimental results reported in relevant literature for purpose of verification. Research implications -Exploration of the working mechanism underpinning the experimental (or phenomenal) results and significant enhancement of the understanding of relevant experimental features reported previously. Originality/value -The outcome of this study will provide a powerful phenomenological and quantitative tool for studies on SME and TME in SMPs.
doi:10.1108/prt-01-2014-0008 fatcat:xwritvsaorc2rnqllpkfj65bom