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03. December 2017

Deformation and Fracture Behaviour of Polymer Materials

Wolfgang Grellmann, Beate Langer (eds.), Springer GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany, 2017, 533 p., hardcover, 160.50 EUR, ISBN 978-3-319-41877-3, e-book, 119.00 EUR, ISBN 978-3-319-41879-7

The book Deformation and Fracture Behaviour of Polymer Materials provides a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art methods of materials testing and diagnostics. It bridges basic research and industrial development of polymer materials by presenting many examples of innovative materials usage and explains the structure-property relationships.

Each chapter of this book gives a review of methods of materials testing and diagnostics, tailored for plastic pipes, films and adhesive systems as well as elastomeric components and others. The investigation of deformation and fracture behaviour using the experimental methods of fracture mechanics has been the subject of intense research during the last decade. In a systematic manner, modern aspects of fracture mechanics in the industrial application of polymers for bridging basic research and industrial development are illustrated by multifarious examples of innovative materials usage.

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