Shear band formation in polycarbonate-glass bead composites

M.E.J. Dekkers, D. Heikens

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The mechanism for shear band formation in a polycarbonate matrix is fundamentally different for adhering and non-adhering glass beads. In the case of excellent interfacial adhesion, the shear bands form near the surface of the bead in regions of max. principal shear stress and of max. distortion strain energy. In the case of poor interfacial adhesion, shear band formation is preceded by dewetting along the interface between bead and matrix. [on SciFinder (R)]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3271-3275
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1984


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