Constant temperature creep studies of some simple polymeric composites.
Howard, Marshall Allen.
MetadataShow full item record
An investigation of uniaxial creep in simple synthetic composites of polyethylene and polypropylene was made to determine the parametric behavior and interrelation of each component by varying the relative volume and interfacial contact area. A mathematical model was developed and used to predict the experimental behavior which was determined by least squares fitting of the data. A digital computer was used in the analysis and good correlation between the experimental measurements and theoretical predictions was obtained. Included is a report of the design and construction of equipment for theoretically meaningful viscoelastic measurements.
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited