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Fatigue in fibres and plastics (a review)

Abstract

A review is presented of studies of fatigue in fibres and plastics. The nature of fatigue in visco-elastic systems is discussed, and the reasons for the use of cumulative extension testing are given. A model is described showing the importance of imperfect elastic recovery and of time-dependent effects in determining behaviour in a fatigue test. Superimposed on this, there may be some true fatigue effects. Using this model, a more rational explanation of experimental results, which are otherwise confusing, is attempted.

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Hearle, J.W.S. Fatigue in fibres and plastics (a review). J Mater Sci 2, 474–488 (1967). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00562954

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Keywords

  • Polymer
  • Fatigue
  • Fatigue Test
  • Extension Testing
  • Elastic Recovery