Trouser tear testing of thin anisotropic polymer films and laminates

Abstract This research has investigated the essential work of fracture (EWF) from trouser tear test of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), low-density polyethylene (LDPE) films and their corresponding laminate using a convenient cyclic tear test method. Propagation of tear crack in these thermoplastics deflects from the initial crack path due to the material anisotropy. An improvement to […]

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Congratulations Shafiqul Md Islam, PhD!

Today, Shafiqul had a morning of presentation and discussion as he defended his PhD thesis “Fracture and Delamination in Packaging Materials: A Study of Experimental Methods and Simulation Techniques” in front of family, friends and colleagues at Blekinge Institute of Technology. The research has focused the development of building blocks for complete package-opening FE-simulation. The studies […]

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