Force-displacement evaluation of macromolecular materials in flexural impact tests. I. Apparatus and data handling
Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
Copyright © 1976 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
Volume 20, Issue 4, pages 1107–1116, April 1976
How to Cite
Lubert, W., Rink, M. and Pavan, A. (1976), Force-displacement evaluation of macromolecular materials in flexural impact tests. I. Apparatus and data handling. J. Appl. Polym. Sci., 20: 1107–1116. doi: 10.1002/app.1976.070200421
- Issue published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Article first published online: 9 MAR 2003
- Manuscript Revised: 6 AUG 1975
- Manuscript Received: 3 JAN 1975
The determination of the force-displacement curve during an impact experiment can provide more qualitative and quantitative information on the impact behavior of a material than conventional single-value characterization. To this aim, and Izod-type pendulum was instrumented, so that both the impact force and the displacement of the free end of the specimen can be accurately monitored and recorded. The force-displacement curves produced are analyzed by means of a suitable computer program to obtain different significant characteristics.