Relaxation in Physical and Mechanical Behavior of Polymers: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Relaxation in Physical and Mechanical Behavior of Polymers

1st Edition

By Maxim Arzhakov

CRC Press

162 pages

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Explores the nature of relaxation phenomena in polymers on the basis of time-temperature equivalence. Its role in the physical and mechanical behavior of polymers materials and fundamentals of thermoplastics processing are discussed. Four appendixes detail thermo-mechanical methods to study relaxation in polymers, structure of both amorphous and semi-crystalline polymers, and unified approach to describe deformation of polymeric materials.

Table of Contents


1. Viscoelasticity and relaxation

Mechanical models of a viscoelastic body

Molecular–kinetic foundations of physico-mechanical behaviour of amorphous solids

Viscoelasticity and relaxation properties of amorphous polymers

The principle of temperature–time superposition

2. Relaxation transitions in some polymers

Amorphous polymers

Relaxation β-transition

Relaxation α-transition and vitrification

'Liquid–liquid' relaxation transition (ll-transition)

On the relationship of β-, α-, and ll-transitions

Plasticized polymers

Intrastructural (molecular) plastification

Interstructural plasticization

Semi-crystalline polymers

3. The role of relaxation processes in phase transformations of polymers

4. Relaxation aspects of plastic deformation of polymers

Polymeric glass

Semi-crystalline polymers

5. Relaxation of deformed polymers

Relaxation of the latent energy of deformed polymer glasses

Relaxation of the dimensions of deformed polymer glasses

Physical ageing of deformed polymeric glasses

6. The ‘brittleness–plasticity’ transition and the low-temperature boundary of plasticity of polymers

7. Relaxation processes during processing of thermoplastic polymers

Monolithization of powders in the P–T mode

Monolithization of powders in the Т–Р mode

About the Author

Maxim Arzhakov, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics