Damage propagation in reinforced pipe grade polypropylene under fatigue loads

Florian Arbeiter, Manuel Schwab, Gerald Pinter, Andreas Frank

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Reinforced polypropylene materials are widely
used for piping applications. Due to the high resistance against crack growth, faster testing methods are required for quality control and material development. The cyclic Cracked Round Bar (CRB) test has shown promising results in accelerating tests using fatigue loads. Aim of this work is to understand the development and accumulation of damage during fatigue tests in reinforced polypropylene.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 21 May 2015
EventFourth International Symposium Frontiers in Polymer Science - Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, Riva del Garda, Italy
Duration: 20 May 201522 May 2015


ConferenceFourth International Symposium Frontiers in Polymer Science
CityRiva del Garda

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