A Wave-Fractographic Study of Fast Fracture in Polymers and Polymer Composites

  • K. Takahashi
  • N. Takeda
  • K. Arakawa
  • Y. Sakurada
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)

Summary

A wave-fractographic study was performed on polymers and polymer composites which exhibit brittle-like fracture. Details of fracture propagation behavior are studied particularly at highly discontinuous stages where no other methods are successful in the measurement of the fracture velocity. The measurement was performed on the slow-to-fast fracture transition and on the stick-slip type propagation.

Keywords

Epoxy Brittle Methacrylate PMMA 

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© Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Takahashi
    • 1
  • N. Takeda
    • 1
  • K. Arakawa
    • 1
  • Y. Sakurada
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Institute for Applied MechanicsKyushyu UniversityKasuga, 816Japan

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