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MCalibration Anisotropic Mullins Effect

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  • MCalibration Anisotropic Mullins Effect


    is an anisotropic mullins damage material available in MCalibration/PolyUMod with a material subroutine for MSC.Marc? Like the MORPH-model for simple shear as shown in the attached link (google preview, hope it works). I mean with increasing amplitude of simple shear the mullins damage increases - so far everything is ok - but when starting the process again in the opposite direction the mullins damage starts again (tests can be found in literature with keywords "anisotropic mullins effect"). If I use hyperelastic damage, for example ogden-roxburgh, then the mullins damage only depends on the previous max. strain energy (no dependence of directional damage). I wonder if it is possible to use standard hyperelastic materials and implement only a directional dependent damage function as a user subroutine in commercial FE-software like MSC.Marc. I've implemented the ogden-roxburgh model as a user subroutine UELDAM but that was already a tough job for me and my fortran skills.

    Thanks and best regards,

    EDIT: Is that really true that mullins damage is direction-dependent?
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    Last edited by duan; 2016-12-02, 05:36.

  • #2
    I think it is better explained in (Fig.11) or in I've attached a simple simulation model: an Ogden-Roxburgh-damage results in this behaviour...
    Last edited by duan; 2016-12-02, 05:39.


    • #3
      Even more interesting is this model by Dargazany, R. because it is inspired by micromechanical effects:

      Dargazany, R. & Itskov, M. (2013), 'Constitutive modeling of the Mullins effect and cyclic stress softening in filled elastomers', Physical Review E 88(1), 012602.
      Last edited by duan; 2016-12-05, 03:30.


      • #4
        Thanks for the info.

        Jorgen Bergstrom, Ph.D. PolymerFEM Administrator