1st Edition

Polymer Viscoelasticity
Stress and Strain in Practice

ISBN 9780824779047
Published November 5, 1999 by CRC Press
904 Pages

USD $450.00

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Book Description

Showcasing vital engineering applications to transient and dynamic pertubations of macromolecular materials, structural recovery's role in mechanical responses in the glassy state, and viscoelastic parameters that condition the non-Newtonian behaviour of polymers, this work presents a systematic account of the responses of macromolecular materials to mechanical force fields. It focuses on the most important features of the linear stress-strain relationships for ideal solids and liquids.

Table of Contents

Structure of polymers; crystalline and amorphous states in polymers; rubber elasticity; stress-strain relations for ideal solids and ideal liquids; linear viscoelasticity - viscoelastic functions; dynamic viscoelastic functions; experimental determination of viscoelastic properties; viscoelastic behaviour of polymers above the glass-transition; retardation and relaxation spectra; viscoelastic models; molecular models of the viscoelastic polymers; viscoelasticity of glassy and semicrystalline polymers; flow behaviour of polymer melts and solutions; yield crazing and fracture; reinforced polymers; multiaxial analysis of linear viscoelastic stress; flexion and torsion of viscoelastic rods.

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". . .an excellent tool for self-study as well as for teaching the subject of polymer visco-elasticity....the subject material is logically organized and the book is well-written. The figures are excellent and the solved problems are appropriately illustrative....one of the most comprehensive sources on polymer viscoelasticity."
---Polymer News