Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch

Brittle Temperature

  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_1595

n Temperature at which a material transforms from being ductile to being brittle, i.e., the critical normal stress for fracture is reached before the critical stress for plastic deformation.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA