Essential work of fracture: Simulating the toughness response of deeply double-edge notched specimens

Dionysios E. Mouzakis, József Karger-Kocsis

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Abstract

The essential work of fracture technique although straightforward, is time and material demanding. A non-linear logarithmic function was proposed for the simulation of the force-elongation behaviour of the deeply double edge-notched specimens used in the experimental procedure for the essential work of fracture technique. A variety of blends of polyolefin based matrices with different rubber types, and also kaolin particles were used to validate the proposed function. The empirical function used for the simulation gave satisfactory results over a range of crack sizes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-456
Number of pages8
JournalPolymer Bulletin
Volume43
Issue number4-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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