Impact fracture behavior of molecularly orientated polycarbonate sheets Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The impact fracture behavior of molecularly orientated polycarbonate (PC) sheets was investigated. The molecular orientation was achieved via a newly developed equal channel angular extrusion (ECAE) process. Improvement in impact fracture propagation resistance was observed in the ECAE processed PC sheets. The improved impact resistance was found to be directly related to the changes in molecular orientation because of ECAE. The unique characteristics of the ECAE process for polymer extrusion are described. The potential benefits of ECAE in enhancing physical and mechanical properties of the extruded PC sheets are discussed.

author list (cited authors)

  • Xia, Z., Sue, H. J., & Hsieh, A. J.

citation count

  • 36

publication date

  • March 2001

publisher