Characterization and Simulation of the Deformation Behaviour of Elastomer Particle filled Polypropylene Compounds

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis



In this thesis the monotonic and dynamic mechanical deformation behaviour of polypropylenes, that are filled with 3.5 % by volume and 7 % by volume polyethylene-octene-elastomer, has been investigated. In addition, light microscopy and transmission electron microscopy have been performed on the two compounds for morphological study. Material parameters for elastic, hyperelastic and viscoelastic material laws were determined. Based on the experiments on the constituents (polypropylene and polyethylene octene-elastomer), micromechanics based simulations of the mechanical behaviour of the compounds have been carried out and compared with the experimental results.


Translated title of the contributionCharakterisierung und Simulation des Deformationsverhaltens von Elastomer Partikel gefüllten Polypropylenen
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
Award date19 Dec 2008
Publication statusPublished - 2008