Evaluating fracture toughness in degraded polymeric thin films

Hanxiao Ge, Susan C. Mantell

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Abstract

Thin polymer films are under consideration as materials for use in roof top mounted solar thermal collectors. The fracture behavior of these materials is of particular concern for this application. When exposed to UV light, film degradation can lead to reduced fracture toughness. In this paper, a method for evaluating the fracture behavior of thin films as a function of the extent of degradation is described. Pilot study results for fracture behavior of polyethylene film are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication70th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2012, ANTEC 2012
Pages1303-1308
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Sep 10 2012
Event70th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2012, ANTEC 2012 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 2 2012Apr 4 2012

Publication series

NameAnnual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings
Volume2

Other

Other70th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2012, ANTEC 2012
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period4/2/124/4/12

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