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Influence of the degree of crystallinity and the surface free energy on the adhesion properties of different PLA/PBS blends in multicomponent injection molding
Biocomposites made of biodegradable polymers have grown in interest due to their environmentally friendliness, considering that non-biodegradable polymers waste conduces to pollution, displaying high environmental impact in climatic changes. Therefore, in the presented study, biodegradable Poly (lactic acid) (PLA) and poly (butylene succinate) (PBS) were investigated as a series of PLA/PBS melt-blending compounds with the weight ratios of 50/50, 60/40, 70/30, 80/20 and 90/10. In a two-component injection molding ...
Relaxation properties of polyoxymethylene and ethylene–octene copolymer blend in solid and melt states
Rheological properties of polyoxymethylene (POM) and ethylene–octene copolymer (EOC) in solid and melt states were investigated. Blends were prepared with a twin screw extruder at broad component wt-to-wt ratios (10, 30, 50, 70, 90 wt% of EOC). The morphology as well as calorimetric, rheological, and elastic properties of the blends were studied. The investigation showed that POM/EOC blends were heterogeneous in nature and had a broad phase transition region between 30 and 70 wt% of POM. Because during processing ...
Parameter identification for constitutive models of innovative textile composite materials using digital image correlation
This contribution focuses on an innovative composite material consisting of textile layers made from continuous wooden fibers embedded in a thermoplastic matrix. A finite element simulation of potential use‐cases is planned to support the development process and to study the suitability of the material in an architectural context. The simulation is based on a constitutive model assuming homogenous orthotropic elastic behavior and will be expanded to include multiscale modeling in future research. The material parameters ...