Micromechanics of Conductive Polymeric Materials

  • R. K. T. Hsieh
Conference paper


Recently, it has been shown that the properties of soft plastics can change dramatically when combined with microscopic electrically conductive fillers. Using the concept of material multipoles, a macroscopic model is presented which can explain the mechanical behaviour of conductive heterogeneous polymers.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. K. T. Hsieh
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  1. 1.Department of MechanicsRoyal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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