Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research

Title

On the Essential Fracture Work of Polymers Containing Short Glass Fibers

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

2-2001

Abstract

Glass-fiber-reinforced, rubber-toughened nylon 6,6 specimens with fiber content at 0, 10, 20 and 30 wt pct were processed by one-step injection molding Fracture toughness of the composites was determined using the technique. of essential work of fracture (EWF). Short fiber reinforcements were found to concomitantly toughen and strengthen the polymers, even for super-tough nylon 6,6.

Publication Title

Proceedings of ACUN-3

First Page

215

Last Page

221