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Application of the dislocation theory of fracture to polymeric materials


The macrocharacteristics of the mechanical strength of crystalline polymers are estimated on the basis of the dislocation theory of fracture. The values obtained for the breaking and safe stresses and the necking stress are in good agreement with the experimental results.

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Institute of Problems of Mechanics, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow. Translated from Mekhanika Polimerov, No. 3, pp. 549–551, May–June, 1971.

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Novikov, N.P. Application of the dislocation theory of fracture to polymeric materials. Polymer Mechanics 7, 488–490 (1971).

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  • Polymer
  • Mechanical Strength
  • Polymeric Material
  • Crystalline Polymer
  • Dislocation Theory