SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1986

Variable-Rate Impact Testing of Polymeric Materials—A Review


Instrumented impact testing has been discussed since the early 1970s but has still not been readily accepted and employed in characterizing polymeric materials systems. This paper explores this topic by reviewing some of the more important technical papers presented at various professional society meetings. The second part of this paper identifies areas of interest in research methodology, including testing parameters such as material composition, geometry, fabrication, loading history, and temperature.

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Driscoll, SB
University of Lowell in Massachusetts, Lowell, MA
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Developed by Committee: D20
Pages: 163–186
DOI: 10.1520/STP19379S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4996-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0937-7