Measurement of brittle fracture energy in PMMA

Kazuo Arakawa, Toshio Mada, Kiyoshi Takahashi

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Dynamic fracture of PMMA was studied using a Cranz-Schardin high-speed camera. The single-edge-notched specimen was pin-loaded with special fixtures so that it could split and fly away after the fracture. The flying velocity was measured to estimate the elastic energy stored in the specimen. The nonelastic energy was also estimated from the visco-plastic deformation. The fracture energy was evaluated and correlated with the external work applied to the specimen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1192-1196
Number of pages5
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, A Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part A
Issue number646
Publication statusPublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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