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
Introduction. Viscoelasticity and Relaxation. Relaxation Transitions in Some Classes of Polymers. Relaxation Character of Phase Transformations of Polymers. Relaxation Aspects of Plastic Deformation of Polymers. Relaxation of Deformed Polymers. Transition "Brittlenes - Plasticity" And Low-Temperature Boundary of Polymer Plasticity. Relaxation Processes During Processing of Thermoplastic Polymers. Appendix 1. Thermomechanical analysis. Static thermomechanical analysis. Dynamic thermomechanical analysis. Appendix 2. Structure of amorphous polymers. Appendix 3. Structure of Semicrystalline polymers. Appendix 4. On the issue of Unification of Deformation Behavior of Polymer Glasses
Maxim Arzhakov, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia