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Title: The mechanical properties of a thermoplastic with glass-fibre and rubber additions
Author: Bailey, Rob
ISNI:       0000 0001 3436 5786
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 1986
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A wide range of nylon materials, with combinations of fibre reinforcement and rubber toughening, have been subjected to a large number of fracture tests. The interactions between additions of fibre and rubber have been studied in order that these materials may be optimised for toughness. The measured toughness was observed to be strongly dependent upon the test method. Toughness measurements were made at varying temperatures and strain rates. The toughness was reduced by small fibre additions, but increased by large fibre additions. Further increases in toughness were induced by rubber toughening, but this effect is confined to fast fracture situations.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Plastics