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This article briefly describes the historical development of fracture resistance testing of polymers and reviews several test methods developed for determining the fracture toughness of polymeric materials. The discussion covers J-integral testing, the methods for determining linear elastic fracture toughness, testing of thin sheets and films, normalization methods, and hysteresis methods.

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2003. "Fracture Resistance Testing", Characterization and Failure Analysis of Plastics, Steven Lampman

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