Interactive Resource icon  Atomic Structure and Microstructure of Materials: Stress-strain curve in polymers

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Description: This animation presents an interactive idealised polymer stress-strain curve. An understanding of polymer crystallinity is important because the mechanical properties of crystalline polymers are different from those of amorphous polymers. Polymer crystals are much stiffer and stronger than amorphous regions of polymer. From TLP: Crystallinity in Polymers
Keywords: polymer • stress • strain • curve • elastic • yield • necking • cold draw • hardening • failure • crystallinity
Categories: Science approaches > Structure, bonding & defects > Atomic structure
Science approaches > Structure, bonding & defects > Crystal structure
Materials > Polymers & elastomers
Testing, analysis & experimentation
Created by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
Dr James A Elliott, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
Nick Braddon, University of Cambridge
Stuart Fraser, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 12 January 2005
Date added: 05 March 2010
Resource ID: 2743