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BE-WIN Group Notes Advancements in Acrylic Fracture Toughness Assessment in Materials Today: Proceedings

2024-01-06

Recently, the journal Materials Today: Proceedings featured cutting-edge research on acrylic fracture toughness utilizing the Essential Fracture Work (EWF) method. The study delves into the application of EWF in assessing the fracture resistance of ductile polymers, specifically acrylic sheets, emphasizing its capability to differentiate between essential and non-essential fracture components.

The paper extensively explores the theoretical background of fracture mechanics, distinguishing between linear elastic fracture mechanics and elastoplastic fracture mechanics, highlighting the applicability of EWF in ductile materials. Employing DENT and SENT specimen geometries, the research evaluates the fracture toughness of acrylic sheets, presenting findings relevant to acrylic fracture characteristics.


Additionally, the study discusses the EWF method's ability to differentiate between essential and non-essential fracture components, along with its application in assessing acrylic sheet fracture strength under various conditions such as specimen geometry and loading rates. The conclusions summarize key discoveries from experimental work, particularly in assessing the fracture toughness of 1.5mm-thick acrylic sheets using the EWF method, computing critical plane strain characteristics by extrapolating to zero ligament length.


As a significant participant in the acrylic manufacturing industry, BE-WIN Group remains committed to advancing materials science and engineering. We continue to monitor such cutting-edge research, eagerly anticipating the insights and possibilities this study may offer for the future development and application of acrylic materials. We pledge ongoing support for innovative advancements in acrylic material technology, contributing to the industry's sustainable growth.