Highlighting a broad range multiscale modeling and methods for anticipating the morphologies and the properties of interfaces and multiphase materials, this reference covers the methodology of predicting polymer properties and its potential application to a wider variety of polymer types than previously thought possible. A comprehensive source, the book features discussions of the interplay between thermodynamic and kinetic factors in multiphase materials, analytical and numerical methods for predicting thermoelastic and transport properties of multiphase materials, mechanical properties under large deformation, and influence of interfaces via simulations.
"The third edition of this book which has been much revised and expanded, provides an excellent description of the latest breakthroughs in the methodology of prediction of the key physical and chemical properties of polymers … and will be of great value in the design of 'new' polymeric materials."
- Polym Int, 54, 2005
Praise for previous editions…
"…comprehensive…easy to use…an engaging, accessible and attractively presented book."
-Adhesives and Sealants Newsletter
"…a very effective reference…highly recommend[ed]…a must for every shelf."