Mechanical Properties of Polycarbonate

Experiment and Modeling for Aeronautical and Aerospace Applications

Mechanical Properties of Polycarbonate

Weihong Zhang, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Yingjie Xu, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China

ISBN : 9781785483134

Publication Date : August 2019

Hardcover 184 pp

120.00 USD



This book provides a detailed description of the experimental characterization, material modeling and finite element simulation method for polycarbonate in aeronautical and aerospace applications. It presents the experimental facilities and methods used in characterizing the mechanical properties of polycarbonate in a large range of strain rates and temperatures.

The constitutive modeling of polycarbonate and the finite element simulation of polycarbonate products under impact loading are illustrated in detail. An integrated simulation framework is developed to incorporate the inhomogeneous yield stress distribution induced by injection molding into the mechanical simulations of polycarbonate products. Finally, an optimization methodology is devised to optimize the injection molding process parameters for high mechanical performance of the product under impact loading.


1. Experimental Studies of Mechanical Properties of Polycarbonate.
2. Constitutive Models of Polycarbonate.
3. Impact Simulation of Polycarbonates in Aeronautical and Aerospace Applications.
4. Integrated Simulation of Injection Molding Process and Mechanical Behavior.
5. Process Optimization of the Injection Molding for High Mechanical Performance.

About the authors

Weihong Zhang obtained his PhD from the University of Liège, Belgium. He is currently Vice President of Northwestern Polytechnical University in China, and has been awarded the status of Cheung Kong Chair Professor and Distinguished Young Scholar of the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Yingjie Xu has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard, France. He is currently a Professor at Northwestern Polytechnical University, China.