Characterization and Failure Analysis of Plastics
Fracture and Fractography of Elastomeric Materials
This article examines the concept of fractography as applied to elastomeric rubbery materials. It considers four general categories of physical root failure causes: design defects, material defects, manufacturing defects, and service life anomalies. Examples of real-world failures of rubber articles, with numerous accompanying figures, are representative of the four root failure categories.
Jason T. Poulton, Fracture and Fractography of Elastomeric Materials, Characterization and Failure Analysis of Plastics, Vol 11B, ASM Handbook, Edited By Todd J. Menna, ASM International, 2022, p 1–7, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v11B.a0006870
Download citation file:
New Handbook: Volume 11B
Now available in the Digital Library! Volume 11B serves as a reference and guide to help engineers determine the causes of failure in plastic components and make corrective adjustments through design and manufacturing modifications.