Measuring the influence of temperature on the development of elastic anisotropy with compressive plastic flow for glassy polycarbonate

A. Goel, Y. Wen, J. Hein, M. Negahban, J. A. Turner

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The development of anisotropy as a result of isothermal plastic deformation below the glass transition temperature is investigated for different deformation temperatures. Initially, isotropic polycarbonate was subjected to different extents of plastic strain in compression and the developed anisotropic wave speeds were measured using time of travel ultrasonic techniques. Longitudinal wave speeds were measured both in the axial and transverse direction of compression for different deformation temperatures. The wave moduli clearly indicated the development of a transversely elastic response as a result of uniaxial compression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number030902
JournalJournal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Transactions of the ASME
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 4 2011



  • anisotropy
  • moduli
  • plastic strain
  • polycarbonate
  • temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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