Re: Timing belts

On Mon, 08 Dec 2008 16:54:50 -0500, L Alpert wrote:

absolutely, understand all that. but small particle reinforcing, to my incomplete understanding, doesn't serve well in a fatigue environment. that is the kind of mechanism by which plastic radiators crack - great low cycle mechanical properties, but when the load cycle gets up there, fatigue romps away. i would therefore expect timing belt fiber, given that it's subject to considerable repetitive strain many times that of traditional small particle reinforced plastics, to have the most coherent microstructure possible - no fillers. but i'm guessing.

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