In this work the environmental stress cracking resistance of two high-density polyethylene grades, employed for the manufacturing of bleach bottles, was investigated by using a fracture mechanics approach. Two aqueous solutions similar to common bleach products (with and without sodium hypochlorite) were considered as the active environment, whose effect on both the initiation and propagation phases of fracture was evaluated for the two materials. Tests at different temperatures were performed and a time-temperature superposition scheme was applied both in air and in the active environment. Temperature was shown to influence fracture behaviour only through the material inherent viscoelasticity.
|Titolo:||Time-temperature equivalence in environmental stress cracking of high-density polyethylene|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.1 Articolo in Rivista|
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