volume 35, issue 5, P387-394 1995
DOI: 10.1002/pen.760350503
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Abstract: Rigid, closed-cell, polyurethane foam consists of interconnected polyurethane plates that form cells. When this foam is compressed, it exhibits an initial elastic regime, which is followed by a plateau regime in which the load required to compress the foam remains nearly constant. In the plateau regime, cell walls are damaged and large permanent volume changes are generated. As additional load is applied, cell walls are compressed against neighboring cell walls, and the stiffness of the foam increases and app…

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