Relating Materials Properties to Structure: Handbook and Software for Polymer Calculations and Materials Properties lays the foundation for an understanding of the basic structure of materials and the significant distinguishing features between major classes. It provides a method of comparison between the structure of different classes of materials
Structural Considerations/Why Materials Differ. Morphology of Materials, Thermodynamics, and Relationships to Properties. Polymer Orientation and Rubber Elasticity. Effective Use of Spreadsheets for Scientific Applications and Estimation of Materials Properties and Miscibility. Polymer Property Estimation and Estimated Properties of Selected Polymers. Molecular Forces and Volumetric Properties. Calorimetric Properties. Structure/Transition Temperature Relationships. Cohesive Properties and Solubility Parameter Concepts. Interfacial Properties. Solution Property Relationships. Optical Properties of Polymers. Electrical Properties. Magnetic Properties. Viscoelasticity and Mechanical Properties. Acoustic Properties. Rheological Properties of Polymer Melts. Transfer Properties of Materials. Formation and Decomposition Properties. Processing of Thermoplastics. Miscibility and Estimation of Polymer Blends Miscibility. Composites: Concepts and Properties.