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Presentation
A simple, yet effective, demonstration of polymeric mechanical behavior
116th ASEE Annual Conference and Proceedings: Austin, TX
  • Lanny Griffin, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Jeffrey Swab, United States Military Academy
Publication Date
6-14-2009
Abstract
Developing an appreciation for the mechanical behavior of polymers materials in a lecture mode can be challenging for students if they have not bad the benefit of a laboratory experience . We have developed a simp le demonstration of thermoplastic polymeric behav ior using low-density polyethylene bags. The demonstration illustrates strengthening, rate effects, and directionality of strengthening and stiffness. Following the demonstration, students are better ab le to articulate the influence of structure, properties, processing , and performance as it applies to thermoplastic polymers.
Number of Pages
8
Citation Information
Lanny Griffin and Jeffrey Swab. "A simple, yet effective, demonstration of polymeric mechanical behavior" 116th ASEE Annual Conference and Proceedings: Austin, TX (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lgriffin/5/