Crystallinity changes in PET and Nylon 11 with strain, strain rate and temperature
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The mechanical properties of PET (widely used in bottles and synthetic fibres) and Nylon 11 (also used in the fabrication of synthetic fibres) were studied over several decades of strain rate at different temperatures in an effort to provide a more complete description of these materials behaviour. Processing techniques can be improved if such information is available. Tests were carried out using a conventional Hounsfield machine and two in-house-developed dropweight and a cross bow systems from 10°C to 200°C. The three systems enable true stress vs. true strain curves to be calculated. [Continues.]
Loughborough University, Faculty of Science. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.