Approaches to Characterise the Mechanical Properties of Films and Elastomers

  • K. Reincke
  • W. Grellmann
Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 247)


Modern elastomer and film testing involves the interaction of methods of mechanical and fracture-mechanical testing on the one hand and methods for the investigation of material composition (analytics), the structural composition and the physical and chemical properties on the other hand. A comprehensive description of the deformation and fracture behaviour of elastomers and films is only possible if a number of parameters are used. New test methods based on scientific findings are better suited for the evaluation and optimisation of the properties of these materials than technological methods that are based on empirical findings. One example shown here is supplementing the tear test with the conventional and instrumented notched tensile-impact impact tests, which provide further insights into the deformation and fracture behaviour.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Reincke
    • 1
    • 2
  • W. Grellmann
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Polymer Service GmbH MerseburgMerseburgGermany
  2. 2.Centre of EngineeringMartin Luther University Halle-WittenbergHalleGermany

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