Accession Number : AD0763398

Title :   Structure and Strength of Polymers,

Corporate Author : ARMY FOREIGN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTER CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s) : Gul,Valentin Evgenevich

Report Date : 15 MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 370

Abstract : Factors which influence polymer strength are examined in this review of Soviet and foreign research. Results from destructive testing of plastics, polymeric glasses, elastomers, fibers, and solid polymeric systems with high degrees of crosslinking are included. The effect of chemical structure, macromolecular dimensions and shape, and types of supermolecular formations on polymer strength are considered. Fundamental theories of the strength of solids and of polymers are presented. Functions with which the strength of composite materials can be determined are derived. (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   (*PLASTICS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), (*POLYMERS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, FAILURE(MECHANICS), LOADS(FORCES), BRITTLENESS, TEMPERATURE, DEGRADATION, CORROSIVE LIQUIDS, RADIATION EFFECTS, CROSSLINKING(CHEMISTRY), PLASTICIZERS, ADDITIVES, USSR

Subject Categories : Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE