A Tensile Strain Hardening Test Indicator of Environmental Stress Cracking Resistance

@article{Cheng2008ATS,
  title={A Tensile Strain Hardening Test Indicator of Environmental Stress Cracking Resistance},
  author={J. Cheng and M. A. Polak and A. Penlidis},
  journal={Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A},
  year={2008},
  volume={45},
  pages={599 - 611}
}
  • J. Cheng, M. A. Polak, A. Penlidis
  • Published 2008
  • Materials Science
  • Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A
  • Environmental stress cracking resistance (ESCR) is an important indicator of performance for high density polyethylene (HDPE) in structural and polymer pipe applications. The commonly used test for determining ESCR of HDPE can be time consuming and rather imprecise. A tensile strain hardening test was recently proposed to offer a faster way to characterize ESCR of polyethylene. In this paper, a practical approach is adopted whereby the test is extended to room temperature and shown to relate… CONTINUE READING
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