Fatigue fracture behavior of chlor-alkali membranes Academic Article uri icon


  • The fatigue fracture behavior of chlor-alkali monolayer membranes is investigated under a condition similar to the membrane electrolysis cell service environment, i.e., at 86C in brine solution. The linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) approach, i.e., da/dN vs. AK, is implemented in this study. It is found that the fatigue crack propagation behavior of the chlor-alkali membranes can be successfully characterized via the LEFM technique. The fatigue fracture surfaces of the membranes are also investigated using stereo-optical microscopy and are found to show typical fatigue striation patterns. Detailed experimental procedures for preparing and testing of the membranes are presented. 1994 Polymer Society.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Polymer Research

author list (cited authors)

  • Sue, H., Wilchester, J. W., Wang, C. H., & Caldwell, D. L.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Sue, H-J||Wilchester, JW||Wang, CH||Caldwell, DL

publication date

  • January 1994