Fatigue of Plastics
Jeffrey Jansen, The Madison Group
Exposing a plastic material to dynamic stress can produce several different responses; it will certainly alter the mechanical properties of the material. Fatigue is a very important failure mechanism for plastic components, and a clear understanding of its implications is essential. This webinar will cover fatigue failure mechanisms for plastics, factors affecting fatigue resistance, and fatigue testing. The effects of fatigue loading will be reviewed, and a case study will illustrate failure resulting from dynamic stress loading.