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Introduction to Plastics Engineering
Vijay K. Stokes
Vijay K. Stokes
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While parts may be designed to serve several functions, structural performance is often the most important requirement. It addresses the twin issues of stiffness and strength: How much will a part deform for a given load, and will the material of which the part is made fail – break, or fracture? Evaluating structural performance is one of the most important aspects of part design.

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