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The Physics of Deformation and Fracture of Polymers by Ali Argon

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Symbols

All mathematical symbols are fully defined in the text where they are introduced. Some material parameters have been referred to by different symbols, preserving their usage in the literature.

A area of bar
A0 area of perfect bar
B(v,β) energy factor in ST
C proportionality factor
D diameter of craze fibril; diameter of particle
Dc critical particle diameter for craze initiation
D0 mean spacing of craze fibrils
E Young’s modulus
F Helmholtz free energy
F0 self Helmholtz free energy of ST
Fint interaction (Helmholtz) energy with σm of ST
ΔF0 = F0 + Fint
ΔFv activation free energy for viscous flow
inline1 edge-dislocation line energy

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