publication . Article . 2017

Fatigue Fracture Behaviors of Transparent Polycarbonate Materials

ZHANG Xiao-wen; WU Nan; ZHANG Xuan; MA Li-ting; LI Lei;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2017 Journal: Journal of Materials Engineering (issn: 1001-4381, eissn: 1001-4381, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Journal of Materials Engineering
The effect of the different stress ratios (<i>R</i>) and annealing treatment on the fatigue properties of the transparent polycarbonate (PC) sheet and the mechanism behind were studied, the fatigue crack propagation (FCP) process and mechanism were analyzed. The results show that after annealing, the residual stress of the PC samples decreases obviously and the fatigue properties are greatly improved. This is because the machining process results in tensile stress in the PC samples, eliminating the tensile stress can improve the fatigue property of PC effectively; under the positive stress ratio (tensile-tensile fatigue), as the stress amplitude increases, the f...
free text keywords: polycarbonate, fatigue fracture, stress ratio, annealing, fracture morphology, Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials, TA401-492
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