Notch Effects on Fatigue Behavior of Thermoplastics Proceedings Paper (Web of Science)


  • An experimental study was conducted to evaluate notch effects on fatigue behavior of a neat polymer (PP impact co-polymer) and a composite made of 30 wt% short glass fibers in polybutylene terephthalate (PBT). A plate-type specimen geometry with a central circular hole was used. The experiments were conducted at room temperature in uniaxial tension-tension (R = 0.1) and tension-compression (R = -1) loading conditions. Some analytical methods including Neubers rule and the method of critical distances were used in addition to FEA to predict fatigue life of notched specimens. Neubers rule commonly used for metallic materials proved to be an accurate method for predicting the notched fatigue life of the thermoplastics considered.


  • Mortazavian, Seyyedvahid

publication date

  • 2014

published in

number of pages

  • 6

start page

  • 1403

end page

  • 1409


  • 891-892