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Deformation and Fracture Behavior of Polymers : Engineering Materials - Wolfgang Grellmann

Deformation and Fracture Behavior of Polymers

Engineering Materials

By: Wolfgang Grellmann (Editor), Sabine Seidler (Editor)


Published: August 2001
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This book gives an overview of recent advances in the fracture mechanics of polymers (experimental and alternative methods), morphology property correlations (homopolymers, copolymers, blends), hybrid methods for polymer testing and polymer diagnostics, and biocompatible materials and medical prostheses, as well as application examples and limits. The investigation of deformation and fracture behaviour using the experimental methods of fracture mechanics has been the subject of intense research during the last decade. In a systematic manner, each chapter of this book gives a review of the particular aspects. This book will be of great value to scientists, engineers and graduates in polymer materials science.

From the reviews of the first edition:

"This book is published in the `Engineering Materials' series intended to provide materials to scientists and engineers in research and development with topical information on structure, properties, manufacturing, and applications. ... Although the book is a conference/workshop proceeding, the lectures are thoughtfully re-written with some additional contributions and well produced to give the book a longer shelf life. ... It will ... serve as a valuable reference because it provides a snapshot of the current status ... ." (N. Sanjeeva Murthy, Polymer News, Vol. 27 (11), 2002)

"The book under review is composed of lectures presented at the Merseburg Discussion Conference with several additional contributions ... . the present book is definitely a reference book. This reviewer sees to different audiences to which the book will be of interest - practical engineers designing and researching structures using polymeric materials, and theoreticians working in fracture mechanics. ... The quality of publication is good ... . Deformation and Fracture Behavior of Polymers is recommended to all large technical libraries." (GI Barenblatt, Applied Mechanics Reviews, Vol. 56 (1), 2003)

"The book describes recent progress in basic and applied research into the deformation and fracture behaviour of polymers, blends, copolymers, composites and biocompatible materials. ... Taking into account recent trends in this field, the contribution of a large number of specialists from Germany, Austria, Poland and Czechia collected in one volume can be very useful for further developments and information, thus stimulating the theoretical activity in different branches of mechanics, and especially in fracture and damage analysis, in plasticity, viscoplasticity, etc." (M. Misicu, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 978, 2002)

List of Authors
Characterization of Toughness Using Fracture Mechanics Methods
New Developments in Toughness Evaluation of Polymers and Compounds by Fracture Mechanicsp. 3
Concepts of Fracture Mechanics for Polymersp. 27
Influence of Specimen Geometry and Loading Conditions on the Crack Resistance Behaviour of Poly(vinyl chloride) and Polypropylenep. 51
Procedure for Determining the Crack Resistance Behaviour Using the Instrumented Charpy Impact Testp. 71
Possibilities and Limits of Standards and Drafts for J-R Curve Determination of Polymersp. 87
The Relationship Between the Fracture Behaviour and Structural Parameters of PE-HDp. 95
Application of Single-Specimen Testing Methods for Determining J-R Curves of Polymersp. 105
Application of Normalization Method for Determining J-R Curves in the Amorphous Polymer PVCp. 121
Calculation of J-R Curves Based on Load-Deflection Diagrams Using the Hinge Model Test Specimenp. 133
An Alternative Method Based on J-T[subscript j] and [delta]-T[subscript [delta]]Stability Assessment Diagrams to Determine Instability Values from Crack Resistance Curvesp. 141
Morphology-Property Correlations
Supermolecular Structure and Mechanical Behaviour of Isotactic Polypropylenep. 153
Correlation Between Structure and Toughness Behaviour of High-Density Polyethlene under Impact Loadp. 161
Toughness and Relaxation Behaviour of PMMA, PS and PCp. 181
Crazing in Amorphous Polymers-Formation of Fibrillated Crazes Near the Glass Transition Temperaturep. 193
Influence of Temperature and Moisture on Toughness Behaviour of Polyamidep. 209
Relationship Between Fracture Behaviour and Morphology in PE/PP Blendsp. 229
Influence of Modifier Content and Temperature on Toughness Behaviour of Polyamidep. 243
Morphology and Toughness of PP/EPR Blendsp. 257
Morphology and Micro-Mechanics of Phase-Separate Polyethylene Blendsp. 267
Toughness Optimization of Multi-Phase Polymer Materials Based on a PP Matrix Using Fracture Mechanics Parametersp. 281
Crack Toughness Behaviour of ABS Materialsp. 301
Fracture Mechanics Characterizations of ABS Materials - Influence of Morphology and Temperaturep. 317
Brittle Fracture of ABS - Investigation of the Morphology-Failure Relationshipp. 335
Hybrid Methods of Polymer Testing and Polymer Diagnostics
Defect-Selective Imagingp. 355
Determination of Local Deformation Behaviour of Polymers by Means of Laser Extensometryp. 365
Damage Analysis of Composite Materials by Acoustic-Emission Examinationp. 385
Technological Test Methods
Polymer-Based Composites for Friction and Wear Applicationsp. 405
Modification of Polymers by Means of Amorphous Carbon for Optimization of Tribological Propertiesp. 419
Mechanical Vibration Behaviour of a Compressor Blade Made from a High-Performance Compositep. 429
Biocompatible Materials and Medical Prostheses
Polymer Materials in Joint Surgeryp. 441
Material Parameters and ESEM Characterization of Functional ENT Prosthese During Ongoing Degradationp. 451
Microbial Corrosion of Pharyngo-Tracheal Shunt Valves ('Voice Prostheses')p. 461
Deformation Behaviour of Voice Prostheses-Sensitivity of Mechanical Test Methodsp. 471
Special Materials
Crack Initiation, Wear and Molecular Structure of Filled Vulcanized Materialsp. 479
Investigation of Crack Propagation Behaviour of Unfilled and Filled Vulcanizatesp. 493
Characterization of Deformation Behaviour of Modified Polymer Concretep. 505
Fracture Mechanics Testing of Modified Epoxy Resins with Mini-Compact Tension (CT) Specimensp. 519
Examples and Limits of Application
Modelling of the Mechanical Behaviour of Non-Linear Viscoelastic Materials under a Multi-Dimensional State of Stressp. 533
Detergent Resistance of PP/GF Compositesp. 549
Material Optimization of Polypropylene-Short-Glass-Fibre Compositesp. 561
Influence of Exposure on the Impact Behaviour of Glass-Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Compositesp. 571
Physical Ageing and Post-Crystallization of Polypropylenep. 581
Subject Indexp. 593
Author Indexp. 599
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ISBN: 9783540412472
ISBN-10: 3540412476
Series: Engineering Materials
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 599
Published: August 2001
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.21