Craze-initiation kinetics in polystyrene

T.A. Tervoort, L.E. Govaert

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In this study it is shown, for a commercial polystyrene grade, that the strain rate dependence of craze initiation is equivalent to that of yielding. This implies that the kinetics of craze initiation are determined by the non-linear flow behavior, and that the actual cavitation process is governed by another, apparent rate-independent, criterion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2066-2077
JournalJournal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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