Video/animation icon  Glass transition: energy dissipation as rubber ball bounces at −50 °C

 
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Description: Part of a series of videos showing the glass transition in polymers, and the resulting change in energy dissipation on impact: Video at one tenth actual speed of a rubber ball bouncing at -50° C (just above Tg), showing that more of the elastic strain energy is dissipated, and the ball does not bounce as high. From TLP: The Glass Transition in Polymers, http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/doitpoms/tlplib/glass-transition/demos.php
Keywords: glass transition • polymer • energy • dissipation
Categories: Science approaches
Science approaches > Deformation & failure
Materials > Polymers & elastomers
Testing, analysis & experimentation
Created by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 09 August 2006
Date added: 02 December 2009
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Resource ID: 2327