Prediction of Failure of Polypropylene Films

  • Barbara E. Linder
  • Robert J. Samuels
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The search for process-property relationships has occupied a central role in the development of polymer engineering. Of particular interest is the understanding, control, and prediction of such properties as modulus, yield, and failure, and the influence variables such as time, temperature, and environment have on material performance. These parameters control all deformation properties and thus determine the process, testing, and end-use applications of a material.


Orientation Function Failure Stress Semicrystalline Polymer Isotactic Polypropylene Polypropylene Film 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barbara E. Linder
    • 1
  • Robert J. Samuels
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Chemical EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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