Time temperature equivalence for a mineral filled polymer for automotive applications
University of Valenciennes and Hainaut Cambrésis, LAMIH, UMR CNRS 8201,
2 Faurecia Interior System, Méru, France
Published online: 7 September 2018
Polymers are currently used in several industrial applications such as the interior components of the vehicle. We find them for example in the design of dashboards or door panels. These materials may be subjected to different types of load like the temperature variation or high strain rates due to crash impact. It is therefore necessary to well understand and to anticipate the complex mechanical behaviour of the polymers. This paper describes the results of experimental research about the dependence between the strain rate and the temperature. The main objective is to be able to model the complete variety of the behaviour in order to predict the risk of failure under dynamic loadings. The material chosen for this study is a copolymer propylene ethylene mineral (talc) filled 15% impact modified.
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