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Effect of temperature and humidity on the creep of polymer materials

2. Uniaxial elongation under variable temperature-humidity conditions


Grade PN-3 polyester resin was tested for creep in uniaxial elongation within the linear range of the stress-strain characteristics and under variable temperature-humidity conditions. The resulting creep test curves are now compared with calculations. The latter are based on the creep law and the creep characteristics which have been derived earlier [1] from tests under steady temperature-humidity conditions. The validity of these calculations is established by a comparison between statistical estimates pertaining to the repeatability of test data and to the accuracy of the description of results obtained in both original and control tests.

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    R. D. Maksimov, E. A. Sokolov, and V. P. Mochalov, “Effect of temperature and humidity on the creep of polymer materials. 1. Uniaxial elongation under steady temperature-humidity conditions”, Mekh. Polim., No. 3, 393–399 (1975).

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For communication 1, see [1].

Institute of Polymer Mechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Latvian SSR, Riga. Translated from Mekhanika Polimerov, No. 6, pp. 976–982, November–December, 1975.

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Maksimov, R.D., Sokolov, E.A. & Mochalov, V.P. Effect of temperature and humidity on the creep of polymer materials. Polymer Mechanics 11, 834–839 (1975).

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