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A model for brittle-ductile transitions in polymers

Journal Article


Abstract


  • A model is proposed for mixed-mode crack propagation in materials which show shear lips on the fracture surface. The model is shown to predict the existance of a "brittle-ductile" transition as the specimen thickness is decreased. The predictions of the model are compared with published experimental data on a number of polymers including polycarbonate, and good agreement is found. �� 1982 Chapman and Hall Ltd.

UOW Authors


  •   Brown, Hugh (external author)

Publication Date


  • 1982

Citation


  • Brown, H. R. (1982). A model for brittle-ductile transitions in polymers. Journal of Materials Science, 17(2), 469-476. doi:10.1007/BF00591482

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0020090590

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 469

End Page


  • 476

Volume


  • 17

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • A model is proposed for mixed-mode crack propagation in materials which show shear lips on the fracture surface. The model is shown to predict the existance of a "brittle-ductile" transition as the specimen thickness is decreased. The predictions of the model are compared with published experimental data on a number of polymers including polycarbonate, and good agreement is found. �� 1982 Chapman and Hall Ltd.

UOW Authors


  •   Brown, Hugh (external author)

Publication Date


  • 1982

Citation


  • Brown, H. R. (1982). A model for brittle-ductile transitions in polymers. Journal of Materials Science, 17(2), 469-476. doi:10.1007/BF00591482

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0020090590

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 469

End Page


  • 476

Volume


  • 17

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication