Polymer Mechanics

, Volume 7, Issue 4, pp 595–599 | Cite as

Tensile behavior of plastic foams

  • A. G. Dement'ev
  • O. G. Tarakanov


The tensile stress-strain diagram of plastic foams is calculated on the basis of a previously proposed 14-faced cell model. An S-shaped inflection due to the flexural deformations of the ties is detected on the initial section of the diagram. It is shown that for closed-celled foams this inflection may degenerate. The results of testing PVC and polyurethane foams (volume content of polymer base about 3–6%) prove to be in satisfactory agreement with the calculations.


Polymer Foam Polyurethane Cell Model Satisfactory Agreement 
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  • A. G. Dement'ev
  • O. G. Tarakanov

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