 Category

 Engine 
 COGNAC/VSOP

 Materials 
 Plastics, Rubbers/Elastomers
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Bulk Modulus Evaluation
Mechanical properties (volume elasticity modulus) can be evaluated using the MD engine COGNAC. Specifically, the volume changes of an existing system can be evaluated by calculating changes in pressure on the system. The resulting formula below is used to obtain the volume elasticity modulus.
Generally, it is known that the volume elasticity modulus changes suddenly near the glasstransition temperature. We calculated the volume elasticity modulus of polyethylene (PE) in an amorphous state at a temperature near the glasstransition temperature (250 K). Figure 1 graphs the relationship between the PE pressure and volume obtained from the above calculations. The volume elasticity modulus values from this graph were estimated below for this calculation.
Temperature T = 150 [K] : Volume Elasticity Modulus K = 3.76841460651 [GPa]
Temperature T = 350 [K] : Volume Elasticity Modulus K = 0.664790332457 [GPa]
Figure 1. Estimated PE Volume Elasticity Modulus