An Introduction to Polymer Rheology and Processing is a practical desk reference providing an overview of operating principles, data interpretation, and qualitative explanation of the importance and relationship of rheology to polymer processing operations. It covers full-scale processing operations, relating industrial processing operations and design methodology to laboratory-scale testing. Hundreds of design formulas applicable to scaling up the processing behavior of polymeric melts are presented. The book also provides a "working knowledge" description of major rheological test methods useful in product development and includes a useful glossary of polymer and test method/instrumentation definitions.
Lavishly illustrated and featuring numerous sample calculations and modeling approaches, An Introduction to Polymer Rheology and Processing is a "must have" book for polymer engineers and rheologists.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Rheology 2. Conventional Viscometers and General Concepts 3. Viscometric Techniques and Analysis Of Steady-State Flows 4. Normal Stress Measurements 5. Rheometric Techniques for Polymer Melts 6. Torque Rheometers and Processibility Testing 7. Rheology and Introduction to Polymer Processing 8. Polymer Processing Operations