Residual Stress Analysis in Injection Moulded Polycarbonate Samples

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Residual Stress Analysis in Injection Moulded Polycarbonate Samples

A. Magnier, B. Scholtes, T. Niendorf

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Abstract. The current paper presents results of residual stress measurements in injection moulded polycarbonate samples, which have been processed in various ways to introduce different residual stress states. The hole drilling as well as the ring-core method were used and methodological developments as compared to measurement procedures applied on metallic samples are outlined. In this context the time dependent viscoelastic behaviour of the investigated material as well as temperature fluctuations during testing are of high importance. It is demonstrated that manufacturing parameters, i.e. mould temperature and injection rate, have a significant impact on the resulting residual stress states. A frame made of aluminium was used to induce pronounced tensile residual stresses in the sample by preventing shrinkage. Holes of different diameters were drilled in order to get information at different depths from the surface.

Residual Stress, Plastics, Polycarbonate, Hole Drilling Method, Ring-core Method, Injection Moulding

Published online 12/22/2016, 6 pages
Copyright © 2016 by the author(s)
Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: A. Magnier, B. Scholtes, T. Niendorf, ‘Residual Stress Analysis in Injection Moulded Polycarbonate Samples’, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 2, pp 181-186, 2017


The article was published as article 31 of the book Residual Stresses 2016

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