Toughness and Relaxation Behaviour of PMMA, PS and PC

  • W. Grellmann
  • R. Lach
Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)


Innovative polymer applications which use the specific properties of polymeric materials for selection necessitate, besides the improvement of strength and stiffness, an optimization of toughness behaviour and a well-grounded knowledge of the strength- and toughness-determining mechanisms [1].


Crack Initiation Methyl Methacrylate Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanic Stable Crack Growth Dynamic Yield Stress 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Grellmann
    • 1
  • R. Lach
    • 1
  1. 1.MerseburgGermany

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