Although single point physical property data is important and very useful for initial material selection, for some materials and applications, a more detailed analysis of mechanical behavior may be important.
Bi-Directional Design Data
Bi-directional design data provides approximate values for the primary flow direction (longitudinal), and the direction perpendicular to that (transverse). This data is based upon the room temperature stress/strain behavior of molded test specimens.
Fiber reinforced materials are not isotropic, and can have significantly different material properties in different directions (anisotropic). This is caused by the flow/shear induced orientation of the fibrous reinforcement, and is dependent upon part geometry, gate location, processing, and many other factors.
Structural FEA: For additional FEA data on these or other RTP Company compounds, or for more information on our CAE Design support services, please contact our CAE Design team.