Toughened Plastics II: Novel Approaches in Science and Engineering

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C. Keith Riew, Anthony J. Kinloch
American Chemical Society, May 5, 1996 - Technology & Engineering - 400 pages
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Discusses new developments in the theoretical and practical approaches of toughness in thermosets and thermoplastics. Covers review and reports of world-recognized scientists on the latest advances in toughening science and technology. Provides a review of the principles of toughening and discusses synthetic approaches to the modification of plastics for scientists and engineers. Examines the applications of fracture mechanics and failure mechanisms in order to better understand and improve toughening. Details the effects of microstructure, morphology, and mechanical properties on performance of plastics.

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BimodalDistribution Models of the Discrete Phase
Preformed Particles as Tougheners
Influence of Adhesive Strength upon Crack Trapping in Brittle

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