On the free-volume model of multi-shape memory effect in amorphous polymer

Wang, Xiaodong, Liu, Yuheng, Lu, Haibao and Fu, Richard (2019) On the free-volume model of multi-shape memory effect in amorphous polymer. Smart Materials and Structures, 28 (12). p. 125012. ISSN 0964-1726

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Free volume theory, which is a popular approach to solve the problems associated with glass transition in polymers, is applied to investigate multi-shape memory effect (multi-SME) of amorphous shape memory polymers (SMPs) as well. To understand the phenomena of multiple shape recovery behaviors, theories about the SME and multi-SME in amorphous SMPs are firstly developed. The thermodynamics in the SMPs with dual- and triple-SME is then investigated in the frameworks of the free volume model and Eyring equation, taking account of the dependencies of free volume and activation energy on relaxation time. Finally, the proposed free volume model is evaluated and compared with results from the amorphous SMPs with dual- and triple-SMEs. Results from our newly proposed model show a good agreement with experimental results obtained at different temperatures.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: free volume model, shape memory polymer, multi-shape memory effect
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 10:08
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 13:21
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/41091

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