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Offline endzho942

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Rigid micrometer-scale fillers
« on: June 02, 2020, 04:26:01 PM »
I have a question for you guys please help me.
If you add rigid micrometer-scale fillers to a polymer, what do you expect for its strength and toughness? Why?

I figured out that rigid micrometer-scale fillers to a polymer often increases its strength but decreases the toughness. But I could not understand and find why...

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Re: Rigid micrometer-scale fillers
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2020, 06:33:06 PM »
Well you should start with what the definitions of strength and toughness are.
What men are poets who can speak of Jupiter if he were like a man, but if he is an immense spinning sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent?  - Richard P. Feynman

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