27 March 1984 Thermal Affects Of Impact Testing Polymer Foams
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Impacting polymer foams results in a thermal pattern on the surface of the polymer due to energy dissipation and transmission affects. Five polymer foams were tested using two types of ballistic pendulums as impact devices. The transient thermal pattern was recorded on video tape using an infrared scanner. Differing internal energy dissipation mechanisms were detected depending on the type of foam. Temperature distributions were indicative of pendulum penetration, energy dissipation, shock attenuation and transmittance.
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Charles C Roberts, Charles C Roberts, } "Thermal Affects Of Impact Testing Polymer Foams", Proc. SPIE 0446, Thermosense VI: Thermal Infrared Sensing for Diagnostics and Control, (27 March 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.939159; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.939159

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