STP736: Instrumented Impact Measurements on Some Polymers

    Rieke, JK
    Senior research specialist, Central Research-The Plastics Laboratory, The Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Mich.

    Pages: 18    Published: Jan 1981


    Abstract

    Instrumented impact of polymeric materials as a function of temperature and in sheet form is a useful tool for characterizing the toughness behavior of the materials in end-use applications.

    The methods employed are fast and provide more information than do the classical determinations such as the Izod and Gardner impact tests. Examples of how the load-time and energy-time traces can be used in conjunction with temperature studies to determine ductile-brittle transition behavior will be illustrated.

    In addition, the effect of fabrication and flow patterns on impact response and the effect of specimen thickness on impact are discussed.

    Keywords:

    impact properties (instrumented), poly (vinyl chloride), poly (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) (ABS), alloy (polymeric), polymer blends, temperature (effect of on impact), thickness (effect of on impact), ductile-brittle transition temperature, method, toughness


    Paper ID: STP27668S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D20.10

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27668S


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