Mechanics & Industry
Volume 21, Number 6, 2020
|Number of page(s)||12|
|Published online||26 October 2020|
Experimental investigation and constitutive modelling of the deformation behaviour of high impact polystyrene for plug-assisted thermoforming
MATIM, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, UFR Sciences, Campus Moulin de la Housse, 51100 Reims, France
2 PACK 3.0, Domaine Villemorant, 41210 Neung-sur-Beuvron, France
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Accepted: 11 October 2020
This paper concerns the experimental and numerical study of the plug-assisted thermoforming process of high impact polystyrene (HIPS). The thermomechanical properties of this polymer were characterized at different temperatures and deformation rates. To study the influence of different parameters in the real conditions of plug-assisted thermoforming process, we carried out “plug-only” tests at different temperatures and plug velocities. To model the deformation behaviour of HIPS, we proposed a thermo-elastic-viscoplastic model, which we have implemented in Abaqus software. A thermo-dependent friction model was also proposed and implemented in Abaqus software. The parameters of the proposed models were identified by the inverse analysis method in the real conditions of plug-assisted thermoforming. The proposed models were validated with “plug-only” tests and plug-assisted thermoforming of yogurt container.
Key words: Plug-assisted thermoforming / finite element modelling / high impact polystyrene / inverse parameter identification / thermomechanical behaviour
© AFM, EDP Sciences 2020
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