Objectives

The primary objective of this study is to develop a finite-element model, which simulates blister growth with focus on long-term blistering. This includes inves­tigation of blister growth in the laboratory with finite-element simulation focus­ing on blistering of MA and first-order shear-deformation thick-plate theory. It includes also investigating the influence of temperature and pressure fluctua­tions on blister growth (viscoelastic thick plate) for linearly varying temperature

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and pressure. In addition to this, a simplified model is established which can simulate blister growth for constant blister radius, considering the viscoelastic properties of the MA, as a basis for future research.