Five PEBAX foams provided by Arkema and obtained by mold-opening foam injection process has been studied. One one side, the microstructures have been characterized by
Category: Past studies
Some of the main results of past studies explained simply
With industrial partner Arianegroup, we studied the mechanical behavior of three propellant-like materials. Two materials were made of an inert matrix with about 55% of
The linear viscoelasticity and time-temperature superposition of solid polymers are often characterized using a torsion rheometer since it is a common equipment in polymer labs.
We are currently interested in the catastrophic failure of carbon-black filled and unfilled elastomers submitted to monotonous loadings (not fatigue). First part of this work is
Why are we playing with rubber bouncing balls when we are kids ? Can metal or ‘plastic’ balls bounce as well ? And why do squash players warm
In a previous post, I have presented some of our results obtained during stress-free shape memory recovery of amorphous polymer networks submitted to large deformation torsion
The shape memory property of amorphous polymer networks is the result of two intrinsic properties of these materials: 1) The viscoelasticity and 2) the
I started working on the shape memory property of polymers at CU Boulder thanks to Professor Ken Gall who introduced me to the topic.