Mechanical modeling and surface characterization of scratch in polymers
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In this paper, fundamental scratch behavior of polycarbonate (PC) was studied. Scratch tests were performed using a custom-built scratcher with a steel ball tip. Effects of scratch rates and loads on the damage phenomena in PC were investigated. Finite element (FE) modeling was executed to give a better understanding of the scratch deformation on polymers. Correlation between the FE and experimental results will be discussed. Extension of the present research to other polymers, like PMMA and TPO, will be presented.
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Wong, M., Lim, G. T., Rood, P. R., Moyse, A., Reddy, J. N., & Sue, H. J.