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Deformation and Fracture Behaviour of Polymer Materials

  • Wolfgang Grellmann
  • Beate Langer

Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 247)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Modern Aspects of Fracture Mechanics in the Industrial Application of Polymers

  3. Advanced Structure-Sensitive Methods for Analysing Cracks and Fracture Surfaces

  4. Fracture Mechanics and Related Methods for Analysing the Fracture Safety and Lifetime of Plastic Pipe Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. B. Gerets, M. Wenzel, K. Engelsing, M. Bastian
      Pages 177-187
    3. L. Boragno, H. Braun, A. M. Hartl, R. W. Lang
      Pages 189-201
    4. E. Nezbedová, J. Hodan, J. Kotek, Z. Krulis, P. Hutař, R. Lach
      Pages 203-210
    5. J. Mikula, P. Hutař, M. Ševčík, E. Nezbedová, R. Lach, W. Grellmann et al.
      Pages 229-241

About this book


This book covers the most recent advances in the deformation and fracture behaviour of polymer material. It provides deeper insight into related morphology–property correlations of thermoplastics, elastomers and polymer resins. Each chapter of this book gives a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art methods of materials testing and diagnostics, tailored for plastic pipes, films and adhesive systems as well as elastomeric components and others. The investigation of deformation and fracture behaviour using the experimental methods of fracture mechanics has been the subject of intense research during the last decade. In a systematic manner, modern aspects of fracture mechanics in the industrial application of polymers for bridging basic research and industrial development are illustrated by multifarious examples of innovative materials usage. This book will be of value to scientists, engineers and in polymer materials science.


Aging in Fracture Mechanics Analyzing Cracks Deformation and Fracture Behaviour Fatigue Crack Propagation Fracture Mechanics Fracture Safety Fracture Surfaces Friction of Elastomeric Components Lifetime of Plastic Pipe Materials Materials Testing and Diagnostics Morphology–property Correlations Polymer Resins Thermoplastics and Elastomers

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Grellmann
    • 1
  • Beate Langer
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre of Engineering, Martin-Luther-University Halle-WittenbergHalle, Saxony-AnhaltGermany
  2. 2.Polymer Service GmbH Merseburg, Associated An-Institute of University of Applied Sciences MerseburgMerseburg, Saxony-AnhaltGermany

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