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Leon von Zwiklitz

Polymer fatigue

Supervised by Professor R.B Tait, my research is focused on polymer fatigue, with a view to understanding the fatigue life of PVC at different temperatures. Testing is being done at various temperatures between 20 and 45C, in order to attain an S-N curve for the PVC material, at different temperatures. These curves will help to determine how fatigue life in PVC is affected by temperature. For the moment, the research is concentrating on PVC, but HDPE will most likely also be investigated a later stage.