Plastics Product Design Engineering Handbook

  • Sidney Levy
  • J. Harry DuBois

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Sidney Levy, J. Harry DuBois
    Pages 1-26
  3. Sidney Levy, J. Harry DuBois
    Pages 27-42
  4. Sidney Levy, J. Harry DuBois
    Pages 43-58
  5. Sidney Levy, J. Harry DuBois
    Pages 59-70
  6. Sidney Levy, J. Harry DuBois
    Pages 71-91
  7. Sidney Levy, J. Harry DuBois
    Pages 104-125
  8. Sidney Levy, J. Harry DuBois
    Pages 126-147
  9. Sidney Levy, J. Harry DuBois
    Pages 148-191
  10. Greg P. Terek
    Pages 192-217
  11. Sidney Levy, J. Harry DuBois
    Pages 236-250
  12. Sidney Levy, J. Harry DuBois
    Pages 259-280
  13. Sidney Levy, J. Harry DuBois
    Pages 302-324
  14. Sidney Levy, J. Harry DuBois
    Pages 325-343
  15. Sidney Levy, J. Harry DuBois
    Pages 344-355
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 356-360

About this book

Introduction

Plastics have become increasingly important in the products used in our society, ranging from housing to packaging, transportation, business machines and especially in medicine and health products. Designing plastic parts for this wide range of uses has become a major activity for designers, architects, engineers, and others who are concerned with product development. Because plastics are unique materials with a broad range of proper­ ties they are adaptable to a variety of uses. The uniqueness of plastics stems from their physical characteristics which are as different from metals, glasses, and ceramics as these materials are different from each other. One major concern is the design of structures to take loads. Metals as well as the other materials are assumed to respond elastically and to recover completely their original shape after the load is removed. Based on this simple fact, extensive litera­ ture on applied mechanics of materials has been developed to enable designers to predict accurately the performance of structures under load. Many engineers depend on such texts as Timoshenko's Strength of Materials as a guide to the performance of structures. Using this as a guide, generations of engineers have designed economical and safe structural parts. Unfortunately, these design principles must be modified when designing with plastics since they do not respond elastically to stress and undergo permanent deformation with sus­ tained loading.

Keywords

ceramics health mechanics medicine plastics polymer

Authors and affiliations

  • Sidney Levy
    • 1
  • J. Harry DuBois
    • 2
  1. 1.La VerneUSA
  2. 2.Morris PlainsUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-2531-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9583-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2531-4
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