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Abstract

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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Fracture Resistance Testing, Characterization and Failure Analysis of Plastics, Edited By Steven Lampman, ASM International, 2003, p 211–215, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.tb.cfap.t69780211

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