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Analysis of notch effect in 3D-printed ABS fracture specimens containing U-notches

Abstract: In this paper a fracture assessment in additive manufactured acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) fracture specimens containing U-notches is performed. We performed 33 fracture tests and 9 tensile tests, combining five different notch radii (0 mm, 0.25 mm, 0.50 mm, 1 mm and 2 mm) and three different raster orientations: 0/90, 30/-60 and 45/?45. The theory of critical distances (TCD) was then used in the analysis of fracture test results, obtaining additional validation of this theoretical framework. Different versions of TCD provided suitable results contrasting with the experimental tests performed. Moreover, the fracture mechanisms were evaluated using scanning electron microscopy in order to establish relationships with the behaviour observed. It was demonstrated that 3D-printed ABS material presents a clear notch effect, and also that the TCD, through both the point method and the line method, captured the physics of the notch effect in 3D-printed ABS. Finally, it was observed that the change in the fracture mechanisms when introducing a finite notch radius was limited to a narrow band behind the original defect, which appeared in cracked specimens but not in notched specimens.

 Autoría: Cicero S., Martínez-Mata V., Alonso-Estebanez A., Castanon-Jano L., Arroyo B.,

 Fuente: Materials, 2020, 13(21), 4716

 Editorial: MDPI

 Fecha de publicación: 22/10/2020

 Nº de páginas: 13

 Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.3390/ma13214716

 ISSN: 1996-1944

 Proyecto español: PGC2018-095400-B-I00