Environmental Stress Cracking of Plastics

Environmental Stress Cracking of Plastics

ISBN-10:
185957064X
ISBN-13:
9781859570647
Pub. Date:
11/28/2001
Publisher:
Smithers Rapra Technology

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Environmental Stress Cracking of Plastics

This report aims to explain both the causes of environmental stress cracking (ESC) and its implications. ESC is the premature initiation of cracking and embrittlement of a plastic due to the simultaneous action of stress and strain and contact with specific fluids. This definition provides the key to the problem of predictability. Failure is due to a combination of influences, which would not cause the same problems if encountered individually.

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ISBN-13: 9781859570647
Publisher: Smithers Rapra Technology
Publication date: 11/28/2001
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.33(d)

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