STP936: Flexed-Plate Impact Testing of Polyether Sulphone: Development of a Notched Specimen

    Turner, S
    Senior research assistant and senior lecturer, Queen Mary College, London,

    Reed, PE
    Senior research assistant and senior lecturer, Queen Mary College, London,

    Pages: 16    Published: Jan 1986


    Abstract

    In flexed-plate impact tests at room temperature, injection-molded disks of polyether sulphone could not be broken or penetrated by an impactor with an incident energy of 238 J. A central hole 1 mm in diameter was sufficient to embrittle a high proportion of the specimens subjected to the same impact. The failures could be segregated into three classes. A few subsidiary tests on thinned specimens with no hole suggest that in this particular molded form, and under the specific test conditions used, polyether sulphone has a tough-brittle transition within the thickness range of 1.4 to 2.0 mm.

    Keywords:

    flexed-plate impact test, impact testing, polyether sulphone, notched specimens, tough-brittle transition


    Paper ID: STP19384S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D20.10

    DOI: 10.1520/STP19384S


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