TC4 - Lecture 5

Fatigue fracture in polymers

Summary

The lecture will describe methods for the characterization of fatigue failure in polymers and the transformation of results gathered on specimen level to the fatigue life of components. Specific failure mechanisms in polymers will be considered.

Lecturer

Gerald Pinter

Institute of Materials Science and Testing of Polymers, Montanuniversitaet Leoben

Otto Glöckel-Strasse 2, A-8700 Leoben, Austria. gerald.pinter@unileoben.ac.at