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Polycaprolactam hardening during cyclic loading

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It has been shown that two competitive processes occur during the fatigue of polycaprolactam under symmetrical tension—compression: the buildup of defects—weakening—and the hardening of the material as a consequence of the removal of the plasticizer and structural changes.

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Kaunas Polytechnic Institute. Translated from Mekhanika Polimerov, No. 5, pp. 815–819, September–October, 1973.

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Bareishis, I.P., Stinskas, A.V. Polycaprolactam hardening during cyclic loading. Polymer Mechanics 9, 719–722 (1973).

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  • Fatigue
  • Structural Change
  • Polycaprolactam
  • Cyclic Loading
  • Competitive Process