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Accession Number ADA564196
Title High Strain Rate Mechanical Properties of Glassy Polymers.
Publication Date Jul 2012
Media Count 11p
Personal Author B. T. Woodworth C. R. Siviour J. L. Jordan
Abstract Since the early 1990s, a range of experimental data has been generated describing the response of glassy polymers to high strain rate loading in compression. More recently, research programs that study the combined effects of temperature and strain rate have made significant steps in providing better understanding of the physics behind the observed response, and also in modeling this response. However, limited data are available in tension, and even more limited are data describing both the compressive and tensile response of the same polymer. This paper investigates the compressive and tensile response of glassy polymers, using poly(vinyl chloride) as a representative material, across a range of stain rates from quasi-static to dynamic. The pressure dependant yield in glassy polymers will be discussed through comparison of the tensile and compressive yield stresses.
Keywords Compression
Compressive properties
Glassy polymers
Mechanical properties
Strain rate
Tensile properties
Vinyl radicals

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 99C - Polymer Chemistry
46B - Fluid Mechanics
Corporate Author Air Force Research Lab., Eglin AFB, FL. Munitions Directorate.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Interim rept. Apr 2010-Jul 2011.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number N/A

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