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Table 1 Dimensions for PLA/PBS dog-bone specimen (corresponding to Fig. 1)

From: Testing, characterization and modelling of mechanical behaviour of poly (lactic-acid) and poly (butylene succinate) blends

Symbol Explanation Value (mm)
l 2 Overall length, minimum 75
l 1 Length of narrow parallel-sided portion 25
b 1 Width of narrow parallel-sided portion 4
r 1 Small radius 8
r 2 Large radius 12.5
L Initial distance between grips 50
L 0 Gauge Length 20
h Thickness 1