5 ways to determine residual stresses on extruded pipes

Due to the poor thermal conductivity of thermoplastics, residual stresses (tensile and compressive residual stresses) are build up in the walls of the product during cooling processes after extrusion. Deformations and distortion of the products often result from the residual stresses, whereby the presence of the residual stresses becomes visible. In the case of plastic … Continue reading 5 ways to determine residual stresses on extruded pipes