Accession Number:

ADA199690

Title:

Anomalous Fatigue Behavior in Polyisoprene

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-10-21

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Material failure corresponds to the propagation of damage to a catastrophic level. The damage may be intrinsic or have arisen during deformation. In cross-linked rubbers it is known that even the most carefully prepared laboratory specimens have inherent flaws which are capable of initiating crack growth. Fracture is made possible when the strain energy release rate i.e., the tearing energy exceeds a critical value.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE