TC4 - Lecture 4

Environmental stress cracking in polymers

Summary

The lecture will describe the phenomenon of Environmental stress cracking (ESC) in polymers and will describe the methods used to characterize the ESC resistance. Fracture Mechanics based approaches will be considered alongside existing industrial standards.

Lecturer

Luca Andena

Dipartimento di Chimica, Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica, Politecnico di Milano, Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32, Milano, 20133, Italy. luca.andena@polimi.it