Deformation and Fracture Behaviour of Polymers

  • Wolfgang Grellmann
  • Sabine Seidler

Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. Characterization of Toughness Using Fracture Mechanics Methods

  3. Morphology—Property Correlations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Homopolymers

    3. Blends

      1. U. Niebergall, J. Bohse, H. Sturm, S. Seidler, W. Grellmann
        Pages 229-242
      2. I. Bethge, K. Reincke, S. Seidler, W. Grellmann
        Pages 243-256
      3. T. Koch, S. Seidler, K. Jung, W. Grellmann
        Pages 257-266
      4. R. Godehardt, W. Lebek, G. H. Michler
        Pages 267-280
    4. Copolymers

  4. Hybrid Methods of Polymer Testing and Polymer Diagnostics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 353-353
    2. A. Dillenz, N. Krohn, R. Stößel, G. Busse
      Pages 355-364
  5. Technological Test Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 403-403
    2. K. Friedrich, P. Reinicke, J. Hoffmann
      Pages 405-418
    3. W. Grellmann, R. Steiner, I. Kotter, M. Neitzel, M. Maier, K. von Diest
      Pages 429-438
  6. Biocompatible Materials and Medical Prostheses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 439-439
    2. J. Brandt, W. Hein
      Pages 441-450
    3. E.-J. Haberland, A. Berghaus, M. Füting, I. Bethge, W. Grellmann
      Pages 451-460
    4. I. Šebová, E.-J. Haberland, A. Stiefel
      Pages 461-470
    5. C. Bierögel, I. Bethge, W. Grellmann, E.-J. Haberland
      Pages 471-476
  7. Special Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 477-477
    2. W. Grellmann, G. Heinrich, T. Cäsar
      Pages 479-492
    3. K. Reincke, R. Lach, W. Grellmann, G. Heinrich
      Pages 493-504
    4. H. Wehner, W. Grellmann, T. Hildebrandt
      Pages 505-518
    5. H. Walter, C. Bierögel, W. Grellmann, M. Fedtke, B. Michel
      Pages 519-530
  8. Examples and Limits of Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 531-531
    2. W. Grellmann, S. Seidler, C. Bierögel, R. Bischoff
      Pages 549-560
    3. B. Langer, C. Bierögel, W. Grellmann, J. Fiebig, G. Aumayr
      Pages 561-570
    4. H. Walter, C. Bierögel, W. Grellmann, B. Rufke
      Pages 571-580
    5. J. Fiebig, M. Gahleitner
      Pages 581-590

About this book


This book gives an overview of recent advances in the fracture mechanics of polymers (experimental and alternative methods), morphology property correlations (homopolymers, copolymers, blends), hybrid methods for polymer testing and polymer diagnostics, and biocompatible materials and medical prostheses, as well as application examples and limits. 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, each chapter of this book gives a review of the particular aspects. This book will be of great value to scientists, engineers and graduates in polymer materials science.


Biomaterials Copolymer Crazes Epoxidharze Fracture mechanics Materials science Polyamid Polyethylen Polymer Polymer testing Polymers crystal mechanics modeling morphology

Editors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Grellmann
    • 1
  • Sabine Seidler
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Engineering ScienceMartin-Luther-University of Halle-WittenbergHalleGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Materials Science and TestingVienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07453-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04556-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-1317
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-1212
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