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Title: Craze initiation and growth in rigid PVC
Author: Wright, David C.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3573 0685
Awarding Body: Loughborough University of Technology
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1975
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The approach adopted here has been to look for discontinuities in the deformation behaviour of UPVC and to attempt to correlate these with the brittle failure process. This approach has the premise that deformation and the initiation of the failure process have a strong interaction, i.e. one perturbs the other. Evidence to support this interaction in UPVC (and other glassy amorphous polymers) is abundant. The connecting link between deformation and failure could well be craze initiation and growth.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Rubber and Plastics Research Association of Great Britain (RAPRA)
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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