By E. Martuscelli, P. Musto, G. Ragosta
This quantity comprises ten contributions which jointly offer an account of some of the ways used to enhance the sturdiness of polymer matrices. The correlations one of the molecular constitution of the elements, the morphology, and the mechanical homes of mix platforms are emphasised, as are the equipment used to manage the constitution of those fabrics in the course of processing. a few issues, that are imperative within the layout and formula of tricky polymer blends, contain the function of the interface in multicomponent structures, the chemical reactivity of the combination elements, the mode and nation of dispersion of the second one section, the crystallinity and crystallization stipulations, and the glass transition temperature. additionally lined is the paintings which started within the early Nineteen Seventies with the chemical amendment of ethylene-propylene copolymers for use as tougheners of Polyamide-6. Double-spaced. B&w illustrations.
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Therefore, yielding of the thermoplastic continuous phase is the main toughening mechanism. At the intermediate compositions (see Figs. 32C, 32D) both the types of failure processes are active. In addition to the above discussed toughening mechanisms, other deformation processes have been proposed to explain the improvement in tougheness for thermoplastic modified epoxies such as crack-pinning [52-54], crack-path deflection , microcracking [56-60] etc.
In fact as shown in Figs. 2 l b-d, an increase in size of the plastic zone is observed on increasing the PC content in the blends. Fig. 23 shows SEM mierographs of some of the investigated samples fractured under impact conditions. Figure 23. SEM micrographs offracture surfaces obtained under impact conditions: A) pure epoxy resin; B) BIO blend; C) B20 blend. 44 Examination of these surfaces at low magnification did not reveal features characteristic of a stick-slip process because, at high strain rate, this type of crack propagation mechanism is completely suppressed.
Fracture measurements were also carried out under impact conditions in order to evaluate the toughness of these materials under rapid loading. The Kc and G e values are reported as a function of blend composition in Figs. 19 and 20, respectively. In 38 this case the K e values were obtained as previously, using eq. 7, while the G e values were estimated by energy measurements according to the following equation: U (9) G = [email protected] where U is the fracture energy corrected for the kinetic energy contribution, B and W are the thickness and the width of the specimen respectively and ~ is a calibration factor which depends on the length of the notch and the size of the sample.
Advanced Routes for Polymer Toughening by E. Martuscelli, P. Musto, G. Ragosta