Effect of rubber particle size on impact tensile fracture behavior of MBS resin

Kazuo Arakawa, Toshio Mada, Jun Takahashi, Mitsugu Todo, Susumu Ooka

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    The single-edge-cracked specimens of MBS resin with two different sizes of rubber particles were fractured under impact tensile loading. The dynamic load and displacement were measured using a piezo sensor and a high-speed extensometer, respectively. The load and displacement diagram, i.e. the external work U ex applied to the specimen was used to determine the elastic energy E e and the fracture energy E f for creating a new fracture surface A s. Energy release rate was then estimated using G f = E f/A s. The values of G f were correlated with the fracture loads and the mean crack velocities determined from the load and time relationships. The effect of the particle size on the impact tensile fracture behavior was then examined. The results showed that the particle size plays an important role in changing the impact fracture behavior of MBS resin.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)371-376
    Number of pages6
    JournalZairyo/Journal of the Society of Materials Science, Japan
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • General Materials Science
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering


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