Existing methods of designing load-bearing thermoplastics,
products are based upon the application of Strength of Materials
formulae in conjunction with material data (E.v •••• ) obtained
from simple specimens in standard tests.
In injection moulding the melt flow causes the material to
be oriented and consequently to become anisotropic. In this case,
the application of current design methods may not predict with
reasonable accuracy the behaviour of components subjected to complex states of stress... cont'd
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.