PET has a Young's, Modulus of 3.5 GPa and PLGA 1.2 GPa. A polymer blend is prepared with 50:50 mixture (PET:PlGA) . What is the Young's, Modulus of this blend (use mixture rule). Calculate the percent load borne by PET when the blend is subjected to a load. If after 10 days, half of PET and one third of PLGA had degraded, what is the Young's Modulus of this blend.
It has mixture of 50:50
Let . P be the load applied on blend mixture
Total elongation = elongation of 1 + elongation of 2
so here Youngs modulues for mixture after 10 days as per rule of degradation