Brittle Fracture of ABS — Investigation of the Morphology—Failure Relationship

  • B. Möginger
  • G. H. Michler
  • H. C. Ludwig
Part of the Engineering Materials book series (ENG.MAT.)


The polymers belonging to the class of acrylonitrile—butadiene—styrene copolymers (ABS) are toughened modifications of styrene—acrylonitrile (SAN) copolymers. The toughening modification is achieved by dispersing submicroscopically small elastomeric particles — mainly derived from butadiene — in the coherent, brittle SAN matrix.


Tensile Test Brittle Fracture Creep Test Tangent Modulus Bimodal Particle Size Distribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Möginger
    • 1
  • G. H. Michler
    • 2
  • H. C. Ludwig
    • 3
  1. 1.StuttgartGermany
  2. 2.MerseburgGermany
  3. 3.BöblingenGermany

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