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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 14–18

Modeling of Deformation Textures Evolution in Semi-Crystalline Polymers

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02319, USA

Copyright © 1991 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A composite model for plastic deformations of semi-crystalline polymers is used to simulate deformation textures evolution in these two-phase materials. Three types of textures are simulated: crystallographic texture, morphological texture, and molecular alignment within the amorphous domains. Predictions of these textures in deformed high density polyethylene (HDPE) are shown for a uniaxial tension test.