Polymer Mechanics

, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 653–655 | Cite as

Effect of the size of the specimen cross section on the long-term strength of polyethylene

  • M. A. Natov
  • N. G. Tuleshkov
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The scale effect has been investigated in relation to the long-term strength of specimens of high-density polyethylene. Time dependences of the tensile strength at ordinary temperatures have been obtained. It is shown that the long-term strength depends on the dimensions of the specimen cross section. The deformation of the specimens depends on their size and the shape of the gage cross section.


Tensile Strength Polyethylene Time Dependence Scale Effect Specimen Cross Section 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1975

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  • M. A. Natov
  • N. G. Tuleshkov

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