Im trying to calculate the modulus of elasticity of a porous plastic

(UHMW-Polyethylene). I have a porous cylinder which is used for

biomedical research. which was manufactured by Porex Plastics Ind.

However the company has no material properties. Im able to get the

density of the plastic, and the nominal density of the porous plastic,

I know the porosity and the pore size, I heard that there is a way to

calculate the modulus of elasticity using a equtions when you know

those parameters. Is this true? ANy help would be greatly appreciated

Daniel

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- posted 17 years ago