Jiří Kotek, PhD
TopicThe effect of filler and matrix on deformation and fracture behavior of polypropylene composites
AnnotationThe aim is to describe the relations between individual levels of structural hierarchy and resulting macroscopic short- and long-term mechanical behavior of particulate composites derived from isotactic polypropylene. Particulate composites with different filler properties (type, shape and size, surface modification) and specifically nucleated matrices will be studied. Mechanical behavior will be characterized with emphasis on fracture mechanics and long term creep and fatigue properties. Finally, the work will yield morphology formulation optimized for individual loading cases and, eventually, the formulation of structure with balanced short- and long-term mechanical properties.

BIOpolymer POstdoctoral Laboratory and educational center - BIOPOL

Otto Wichterle Centre of Polymer Materials and Technologies - CPMTOW

Centre of Biomedicinal Polymers - CBMP

Centre of Polymer Sensors - CPS

Polymers for Power Engineering - Energolab


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