volume 35, issue 5, P395-402 1995
DOI: 10.1002/pen.760350504
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Abstract: Abstract The statistical theory of the birefringence of an individual non‐Gaussian elastomer chain is used together with a chain network description of rubber elasticity to develop a relationship among the strain, birefringence, and stress in elastomers, valid for large deformations under generalized strain states. The result is a fully three‐dimensional internal variable based constitutive model of rubber elasticity in which measurement of the elastomeric birefringence during straining in one deformation sta…

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