The Technical Committee 4, "Polymers, Polymer Composites and Adhesives", of the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS TC4) developed a draft protocol based on the load separation criterion to determine two fracture parameters (an initiation parameter, J(I,lim) and a crack growth parameter, m(s)) without the need to measure the crack growth (Delta a). This is especially beneficial, since the measurement of Delta a is prone to errors. The developed testing scheme displays promising results, as shown in a round-robin testing exercise. To further push this testing scheme, it is necessary to verify the specimen size scaling possibility. Hence, in this work, single edge notched in bending (SE(B)) specimens with different sizes, but geometrically similar, were manufactured. ESIS TC4 testing scheme was successfully applied to specimens with the different sizes, and data of J(I,lim) and m(s) were obtained. The observed effect of the specimen size on the aforementioned fracture parameters is presented and discussed.

J-testing of polymers via the load separation criterion based ESIS TC4 procedure: Effect of the specimen size

Silvia Agnelli;Francesco Baldi
2020

Abstract

The Technical Committee 4, "Polymers, Polymer Composites and Adhesives", of the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS TC4) developed a draft protocol based on the load separation criterion to determine two fracture parameters (an initiation parameter, J(I,lim) and a crack growth parameter, m(s)) without the need to measure the crack growth (Delta a). This is especially beneficial, since the measurement of Delta a is prone to errors. The developed testing scheme displays promising results, as shown in a round-robin testing exercise. To further push this testing scheme, it is necessary to verify the specimen size scaling possibility. Hence, in this work, single edge notched in bending (SE(B)) specimens with different sizes, but geometrically similar, were manufactured. ESIS TC4 testing scheme was successfully applied to specimens with the different sizes, and data of J(I,lim) and m(s) were obtained. The observed effect of the specimen size on the aforementioned fracture parameters is presented and discussed.
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