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Plastic Engineering Reference from C.H.I.P.S.

Toughening
of Plastics

edited by
Raymond A. Pearson

Toughening of Plastics is an overview of the current state of developments in engineering toughened plastics.

New theoretical approaches and practical applications as well as advances in epoxy polymers, rubber toughening, polymer blends, and micro and macro concepts are included.

Contents

    1. Introduction to the Toughening of Polymers

  1. Modeling Studies
    1. Recent Developments in the Modeling of Dilatational Yielding in Toughened Plastics
    2. Mesoscopic Localized Deformations in Rubber-Toughened Blends
    3. A Multi-Level Finite Element Method for Modeling Rubber-Toughened Amorphous Polymers
    4. Mechanics of Thoughening Brittle Polymers
    5. Three-Dimensional Elasto-Plastic Finite Element Modeling of Rigid-Rigid Polymer Toughening Processes

  2. Experimental Studies
    1. Novel Mechanisms of Toughening Semi-Crystalline Polymers
    2. Deformation of Polypropylene-EPDM Blends
    3. The Role of Impact Modifier Particle Size and Adhesion on the Toughness of PET
    4. Yield Envelopes of Micro-Voided Epoxies
    5. The Network Structure of Epoxy Systems and Its Relationship to Toughness and Toughenability
    6. Polymethacrylate Toughened Epoxies
    7. The Effect of Particle Size on Synergistic Toughening of Boron Nitride-Rubber Hybrid Epoxy Composites

Author Index
Subject Index

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