Professor Susan Mantell

CSENG Mechanical Engineering
College of Science & Engineering
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
Simulation of Stress Corrosion Cracking in Polymers

Polymeric components are increasingly used for structural applications. Stress corrosion cracking, which involves a combined effect of stress and chemical corrosion, is a common failure mode in these infrastructures. This group couples the chemical reaction analysis with mechanical simulation in the framework of finite element analysis, using Abaqus, to study the lifetime and failure mechanism of polymers during stress corrosion cracking. To validate the model, large datasets are acquired via digital image correlation. Data processing and interpretation utilize supercomputer resources.

Project Investigators

Evan Cosgriff
Arjun Ekbote
Andrew Hagen
Professor Susan Mantell
Anu Tripathi
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