Achieving a more Accurate Prediction of a Polymer Snap Deformation Pattern
A variety of polymers are used extensively for both medical applications and consumer products. Most of these polymers exhibit time-dependant behavior which varies significantly with environmental conditions. Injection molding technologies generally offer application design freedom and options for several functions build into each component. Meanwhile analysts are often faced with the difficulties of predicting the response of the final product.
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The paper by Hansen and Kristiansen shows an interesting application and the usefulness of the Three Network Model that is part of the PolyUMod library. I have to point out, however, that their benchmarking was done with a old implementation of PolyUMod library. The numerical performance has been significantly (!) improved in more recent versions of the software.